Linda McGowan has been a long-term volunteer with the MS Society of Canada Lower Mainland Chapter. She has been a member of the Shared Voices newsletter committee since 1995. As a contributing writer, she educates readers on current MS research and treatments and offers information about activities in the community, encouraging people with MS to be “out and about”.
Linda is a strong advocate for people with disabilities. As the Community Outreach Liaison for First Transit, the provider of HandyDART Services in Metro Vancouver, she is a critical link to TransLink. Linda provides effective two-way communication on transportation options and management of quality of life issues for the disabled community. She speaks as an ambassador for the MS Society, and promotes accessibility both at home and around the world. Linda is the recipient of the 2012 Division President’s award.