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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.


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    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.