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Linda Christine Dianto

Linda Christine Dianto, American therapeutic activities coordinator, administrator. Certified teacher, New York; certified therapeutic recreation specialist; certified recreation manager; licensed recreation administrator. Recipient Worker's Pin, Deborah Hospital Foundation, 1984, Distinguished Service award New York State Chiropractic Association District 5, 1985; Tom and Ruth Rivers scholar, 1986.

Background

  • Dianto, Linda Christine was born on December 11, 1949 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Salvatore and Josephine (Battaglia) Lore.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Psychology, Staten Island Community College, 1969. Bachelor, Richmond College, Staten Island, 1971. Master of Science in Education, Richmond College, Staten Island, 1974.

      6th Year Certified, New York University, 1988. Certified in Philanthropy and Fundraising, New York University.

    Career

    • Teacher St. Mary's School, Staten Island, 1971-1974. Staff Vacation Day Camp, New York City Board Education, 1973-1975. Director activities and vols.

      Golden Gate Health Care Center, Staten Island, 1974-1986. Recreation consultant Princeton (New Jersey) Nursing Home, 1980-1981, Sheepshead Nursing Home, Brooklyn, 1984-1986. Director Coler Goldwater Specialty Hospital, Roosevelt Island, 1988—2002.

      Program director St. Elizabeth Ann's Adult Day Care Ctr, Staten Island, since 2002. Lecturer; seminar presenter.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, New York. Certified therapeutic recreation specialist. Certified recreation manager.

      Licensed recreation administrator.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Treasurer, Deborah Heart Foundation, Staten Island, 1985-1988, vice president membership committee, 1986-1988. Scholarship chair Chiropractic Education Foundation, Inc., Albany, New York, since 1985. Treasurer Metro. New York Recreation and Parks Society, since 1995, Grasmere Civic Association, 2003.

    Facilitator, counselor Social Help and Rehabilitation Effort Hotline, since 1997. Member New York State Parks and Recreation Society (Presidential citation 1994), National Recreation and Parks Association, National Therapeutic Recreation Society, New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association (founder), Women's Auxiliary New York State Chiropractic Association (district president 1981-1984, state treasurer 1984-1985, vice president 1988-1989), World Health and Leisure Association, Chiropractic Education Foundation, Metro. Recreation and Parks Society (president), Soroptimist International of Manhattan (president), College Staten Island Alumni Association (board directors).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, interior decorating, piano, sewing, antiques.

    Connections

    • Married Nicholas L. Dianto, District of Columbia, June 26, 1971.
    • father: Salvatore Lore
    • mother: Josephine (Battaglia) Lore
    • spouse: Nicholas L. Dianto
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    Born December 11, 1949
    (age 67)
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