Linda C. Campanelli, Ph.D. offers dynamic, relevant and engaging training and seminars on a variety of health and lifestyle transition topics. Her most popular presentations speak to the unique health and well-being needs of babyboomers and older adults and often address topics swept under the carpet by others. A large portion of her seminars (retirement and transition) have been conducted with federal agencies including the CIA, State department, NSA and NASA to name a few.
Dr. Campanelli is passionate about nurturing a healthy community through education and service. Equipping individuals with the information they need to integrate intellectual, spiritual and physical health underlies her work. Authentically living her core values, she has trained first time marathon runners, raised money for AIDS and autism research, and participated in Hurricane Katrina relief work.
With more than 25 years of experience as a community health education specialist working with children, teens, and adults of all ages, Dr. Campanelli has addressed issues ranging from human sexuality to eldercare. She co- developed a best-selling health education exercise kit for physiotherapists. Dr. Campanelli has served on several non-profit and educational boards. She has been employed by corporate, state, and non-profit entities and held positions of associate and assistant professorships in academia as well as adjunct faculty status. Her favorite research experience was as a volunteer guest scientist with the NIA (Baltimore Longitudinal Studies on Aging).
Dr. Campanelli, is a part time faculty member in the School of Public Health at the George Washington University. As a health educator, Dr. Campanelli received her B.Sc. degree cum laude from Concordia University, Montreal Quebec, Canada , in exercise science. Following her completion of an M.A. in exercise physiology and master’s certificate in gerontology, Dr. Campanelli received her Ph.D. from the Department of Health Education, University of Maryland, College Park with a doctoral certificate in gerontology. She is a fellow of both the Washington D.C. Area Geriatric Education College Consortium and the Mid-Atlantic Health Leadership Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Dr. Campanelli was a volunteer with the Arlington County Special Education Advisory Board and the Evaluation Committee of the Office of Special Education. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two children. She is an advocate for children and adults with special needs, as her son Nicholas was diagnosed with regressive autism at age 3. She founded and coordinates Shepherd’s Flock, a ministry bringing spiritual health and religious education to special needs children and teens at Holy Trinity Church CAtholic Church in Washington, DC.