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Lindy Madden Anderson

Position: Grand Development Manager

I am Lindy Madden Anderson. Having worked in the non-profit world for many years, I had the opportunity to work in Northern Iraq for five years.  This experience totally and utterly changed my life, as I worked with many students with disabilities in an area where the basic infrastructure had been degraded over years of conflict.  We are fortunate to have disability programs for youth, adults, and the elderly, but not all countries have these services. After seeing firsthand how a little support can go a long way in changing lives, I knew that I wanted to work with young people with disabilities to help them prepare for life.    

After living abroad for over a decade and in Iraq for five years, I moved back to Central Florida and was fortunate enough to find employU. They were looking for a Transition Program Director for their youth program and I jumped at the opportunity.  Our program has grown over the last few years and is currently the largest in Florida.  Our community internship model has been recognized at the state and national level and we are all so excited to create diverse opportunities for the students we serve.  Today, I am at employU as the Grant Development Manager. In this role, I continue to seek out opportunities for our clients and community. 

employU is an approved vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and we are happy to serve VR’s customers.
employU is a CARF accredited organization
employU is a Veteran Safe Place