Linda Dunphy


Linda Dunphy focuses on high impact and transformational organizational and programmatic practices for agencies focused on early child care and learning.  Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Care and Home Visiting are particular areas of experience.  Her recent clients included the Toledo Community Foundation and Toledo’s early childhood community, Takoma Park Child Development Center, Maryland Women’s Business Center, and Montgomery Child Care Association. In Toledo, Linda led the organizational capacity assessment of a disparate group of unlikely collaborators to form a new, dynamic and harmonious multi-agency enriched program design to compete for $12 million expanded Zero to 5 Early/Head Start program with Toledo Public Schools as lead grantee.  At Takoma Park Child Development Center she facilitated and re-designed organizational pillars of the agency in the board, personnel and fiscal areas.  At Montgomery Child Care Association she led a transformational redesign of a $12 million consortium childcare agency of 14 preschool and school age center based programs.

Previously, she served as the Executive Director of Doorways for Women and Families, a robust multiple award winning agency including the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management; Charity Navigator 4 Stars financial stewardship award four consecutive years; twice featured in the Washington Catalogue of Philanthropy; and, named in Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington’s “Great Charities.”  Dunphy’s leadership was recognized in the Washington DC region with the Gelman, Rosenberg and Freedman Excel Award for Outstanding Leadership, and also awarded the Women of Vision Award in Arlington County.  From twelve years she pioneered the home visiting and early childhood initiatives of Healthy Families America and Early Head Start as founder of the Early Childhood Division Director at Northern Virginia Family Service.