2018 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.

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Linda Metchikoff-Hooker

Director, Conferences and Membership
Washington, DC
Linda Metchikoff-Hooker joined the TASH team in May, 2017, and brings over 30 years of experience in project management, leadership development, technical assistance, coaching, and conference planning services. Her inspirational leadership style and personal commitment to excellence has resulted in exceeding her client expectations including the US Departments of Labor (DOL), Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS).Her accomplishments include the hiring and procurement of over 1,200 non-Federal panelists for 75 discretionary grant reviews in a seven-year period; providing technical assistance and training to newly-awarded grantees, which included planning/implementation, coaching, event coordination and performance reporting. As Manager of Events and Special Projects, Linda successfully planned and executed over 70 national, regional, and state-level convenings with audience sizes ranging from 30 to 815. One project, the WIOA Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID), was special and connected her with the disability community and the importance of inclusion. Linda is a certified executive/life coach, certified Malcolm Baldrige examiner with the California Council for Excellence (CCE), and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership.