Linda McMahon, MS, MA is the Bereavement Services Manager at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care in Orange County. She has an extensive health care and pastoral care background. Her undergraduate degree, a BSN, is from the University ofPennsylvania. And, her graduate degrees are a Master ofScience in Nursing and a Master ofArts in Theology from Texas Woman’s University and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Texas and Indiana, respectively. She has completed an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Chaplain Residency program (in acute healthcare settings) in San Diego and also Continuing Education courses through the National Center for Death Education (NCDE) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
Linda holds membership in the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). She facilitates grief support groups in the community and also provides bereavement care for family members of VITAS’ patients who have died.
Linda’s charity of choice is VITAS Community Connection, which assists hospice patients and families as well as supports other charitable causes in Orange County such as Veterans First, Alzheimer’s Association and UCI Research.
She is a retired Naval Officer, serving 25 years in areas throughout the continental US and overseas as a Navy Nurse. Linda has been married to Randall (Randy) McMahon for 33 years. Randy, a retired Marine Corps officer, was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange in 2007. Linda and Randy serve in many pastoral care ministries together through their home parish, Holy Trinity (in Ladera Ranch) and through the Diocese. They share their home in San Clemente with their three cats.