Linda Thompson

  • Chief People Officer, Hebrew SeniorLife
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Linda Thompson joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 2022 as Chief People Officer, and oversees talent acquisition and management, employee relations, employee engagement, total rewards, workforce development, professional and leadership development, as well as diversity equity inclusion, belonging and wellbeing.

Linda is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of employee engagement and human resource management experience, including her most recent 20+ years at the New England Baptist Hospital. There, Linda was an ambassador for service excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion along with employee well-being. Her many accomplishments included: Introducing on-site fitness for employees and medical insurance premium incentives; launching listening sessions and a self-study Anti-Racism Module to build understanding of the history and impacts of race and racism; becoming the driving force behind the creation and nurturing of the "Baptist Way" culture of excellence, service to patients, quality, and safety for all patients, staff, and visitors to the Baptist; and implementing workforce development pipeline programs to overcome hight turnover and create stability.


Bachelor's in management, Simmons College
Master degree in health care administration, New Hampshire College
Certificates in HR, Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Villanova University, Brown University, and other academic and industry organizations