Linda Bruce, M.S. is a maternal child health nutritionist and has 25 years of experience implementing, monitoring, and evaluating USAID and private donor-funded health projects on infant and young child feeding (IYCF), maternal child health and nutrition (MCHN), reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and integrated multi-sector (livelihoods, agriculture and health) interventions. In addition to managing multi-million USAID-funded international health projects, Linda provides technical leadership and guidance to USAID, USAID missions, UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO), Ministries of Health, non-government organizations (NGO), and private-sector companies on how to plan, implement, and monitor facility – and community – based health programs. Her expertise includes program management and technical leadership in multi-sectoral approaches, nutrition, food security, reproductive health, HIV prevention and building capacity of USAID, cooperating agencies, host governments, NGOs, facility-based health care providers and community-based behavior change agents to deliver high-quality programming. Ms. Bruce has worked in over 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She is fluent in Spanish and Dutch with moderate working knowledge of Portuguese.