Linda K. Bowen has served as Executive Director of the Institute for Community Peace, formerly the National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention, since its formal inception in 1995. Linda has over 30 years of experience in violence prevention, program management and development, policy analysis, research, community engagement and structural change. Linda previously served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, she was Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Placement at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. As Associate Director for Programs of the Center for Successful Child Development, Linda developed and managed programs for a national research and demonstration project to improve child and family outcomes in a major public housing project in Chicago. She and her husband live in Washington D.C.