Meet the Staff Ombuds

Linda joins Georgetown after many years as Senior Associate Ombuds at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NIH Linda served as a neutral, informal, independent, and confidential resource for administrators, scientists, and support staff, helping them to address work-related problems across lines of hierarchy, culture, and gender.

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Linda Brothers, J.D.
Georgetown University Staff Ombuds

Linda has worked with individuals and groups to manage conflict and find equitable solutions through the use of coaching, facilitated conversations, negotiation, shuttle-diplomacy, workshops and organizational diagnosis.  She has surfaced systemic concerns, providing feedback and developing organization-specific processes for systemic intervention.

Prior to her time at NIH, Linda was Ombudsperson and Director of Equal Opportunity at Wellesley College.  At Wellesley she established the college’s first ombuds office and served as the Co-Director of the Multicultural Education Research Initiative. 

Linda has extensive experience working with issues involving identity and role conflation, racial and intercultural conflict, and systems analysis/change. In addition, she has written and presented on the role of conflict within organizations.  Linda holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from NYU.