Linda Hartke is currently serving as the Interim Vice President of Operations at CWS and is a consultant who supports not-for-profit organizations. Her previous professional experience includes: President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service; Executive Director (founder) of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (Geneva, Switzerland); Deputy Executive Director of CWS; Country Director of CWS Cambodia; Chief of Staff to Congressman Chet Atkins; and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. In a volunteer capacity, Linda has served on several not-for-profit Boards of Directors, including: the Center for Migration Studies; the World AIDS Campaign (chair); Amnesty International USA (chair); and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (on behalf of the ELCA). Linda graduated from Smith College with a double major in Government, and Religion and Biblical Literature (New Testament) and she is active in a local congregation in Massachusetts where she lives.
Many of the guests are asked to come up with song that reminds them somehow about CWS, these selected songs are part of a special Playlist #CWSsongs.