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Linda Helman Picow Ackerman

Linda Helman Picow Ackerman, American respiratory therapy educator. Registered therapist; certified respiratory therapy tech; licensed respiratory care practitioner. Named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, American Lung Association South Carolina, 1987-1988; Price scholarship award Midlands Technology College.


  • Ackerman, Linda Helman Picow was born on May 3, 1942 in Spring Valley, New York, United States. Daughter of Joseph George and Jean (Foxman) Helman.

  • Education

    • AS in Respiratory Therapy, Midlands Technology College, Columbia, South Carolina, 1974. Bachelor of Science in Education, University South Carolina, 1970.


    • Teacher District One, Columbia, South Carolina, 1970-1972. Respiratory therapist Midlands College, 1972-1974. Member accounting department Allan's Department Store, 1964-1968.

      Clinical instructor Midlands Technology College, 1974-1975, clinical coordinator, 1975-1976, assistant professor department respiratory therapy, 1976-1978, chairman department respiratory therapy, since 1978. Coordinator South Carolina State Technology Education Respiratory Therapy Semesters Conversion Committee. Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered therapist. Certified respiratory therapy tech. Licensed respiratory care practitioner.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    President board directors Homeowners Association Columbia, 1984-1987. Board directors American Lung Association, Columbia, since 1982. Member Minority Outreach Initiative, 1988-1989.

    Chairman Respiratory Educators Association Committee, since 1987. Member curriculum committee Midlands Technology College, 1989-1992. Representative Allied Health and Nursing Division, 1991-1992.

    Project teamwork delegate quality management project Midlands College, 1991-1992. Member American Association Respiratory Care (treasurer 1974-1977, delegate 1978-1980), South Carolina Society Respiratory Care (delegate 1978-1982, site visitor/inspector joint review committee for respiratory care education), South Carolina Lung Association (president Center Columbia 1985-1989), American Lung Association (president-elect South Carolina 1992), Sigma Delta Tau, Lambda Beta.



    Theater, acting, sculpting, art.


    • Married Mike I. Picow, August 4, 1960 (divorced 1970). Children: Rene Cheryl, Natalie Beth. Married Allen Erwin Ackerman, November 19,1 983.
    • father: Joseph George Helman
    • mother: Jean (Foxman) Helman
    • spouses: Mike I. Picow
    • Allen Erwin Ackerman
    • children: Rene Cheryl Ackerman
    • Natalie Beth Ackerman
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    Born March 3, 1942
    (age 75)