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Linda Encarnacao


Executive Assistant & Internship Coordinator

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As Executive Assistant, Linda provides high-level support to Chief Executive Officer Linda Gerstle. In this role, Linda serves as the communications liaison between Linda and CAST’s Board of Directors and provides general support to the Senior Leadership Team. Additionally, Linda manages the logistics for special events, staff retreats and other employee events throughout the year.

As Internship Coordinator, Linda oversees the development and implementation of CAST’s Internship Program.

Linda served as Executive Assistant to David Rose, Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer, from 2003 until his retirement in 2017. Her responsibilities in that role included calendar management, travel arrangements, speaker logistics, internal and external communications facilitation, as well as daily prioritization of needs.

And from October 2014 through September 2016, Linda served as the Operations Coordinator for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM). In that role, Linda worked collaboratively with members of the AEM Center Team providing administrative assistance and general support to the day-to-day operations and future planning of the AEM Center work.

Prior to CAST, she worked for several years in the technology sector under various administrative and marketing capacities. Outside the office, Linda enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, reading, and exploring new places.



“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Plato


BA, University of New Hampshire


National Center on Accessible Educational Materials