Ms. Linders is the President and CEO of PHILDERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC., a healthcare consulting firm. She holds a degree in architecture, nursing science and a Master’s degree in science.
She is a National Speaker on Infectious Diseases, and one of two women in the USA that are Distinguished Lecturers (DL) for ASHRAE. Ms. Linders, as a DL for ASHRAE, went on a global speaking program about infection control, cross contamination, and its impact on the patient population during construction.
Ms. Linders is also the Executive Director for The Linders Health Institute™ which addresses safety, compliance and exposure risks during construction of healthcare buildings and the built environment. The Institute’s ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment) course has obtained global recognition and is now used as the USGBC’s course for healthcare and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for continuing education
She has several years of extensive expertise in development and understanding of construction and design for building systems. She has worked on designing high-risk environments as Surgical Suites, LTC, and Transplant for several Level One trauma centers costing in excess of $4 billion dollars.
Her former company, PLI Inc, wrote the first Indoor Air Quality online curriculum course for the University of Florida Rinker School of Construction. Ms. Linders has written several white papers and articles on pandemics and emerging infectious diseases regarding the built environment, including a series on infection control for Kimberly Clark Worldwide now called Halyard. Additionally, she is a published author for the ASHRAE Journal and Long Term Care.
- Member, NIBS (National Institute of Building Science)
- Member, American Nurse’s Association
- Member, International Society for Infectious Diseases
- Member, ASHRAE – Distinguished Lecturer
- Member, APIC
- Advisory Foundation Board Trustee – Adventist University of Health Sciences