January 28, 2019
Linda Oak of Port Jefferson Station was named to the board of the JTM Foundation, which works to foster relationships with those individuals and organizations that have a like-minded vision and the desire to support exceptional health care at Mather Hospital for the benefit of our community.
Oak grew up in Port Jefferson Station and attended Infant Jesus Elementary School in Port Jefferson, and The Academy of St. Joseph in Brentwood, NY. Her Father and brothers live in the area. Her family has extended involvement with both Infant Jesus R.C. Church and Hope House Ministries.
A graduate of the University of Rochester with a BA in Biology, early in her career Oak worked at a number of research and science companies, including as a laboratory technician for Cystic Fibrosis at Boston University School of Medicine and later at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boston, MA in Malaria research. She was employed as a technical sales consultant for DNA, RNA testing systems at QIAGEN Inc., Chatsworth, CA; as a marketing specialist for forensic and paternity testing at Lifecodes, Inc., Stamford, CT; and as a product manager for nucleic acid purification at Promega Corp., Madison, WI.
Upon returning to Long Island to be near family, Oak took a position at Bank of America and later at Valley National Bank, Setauket managing customer accounts.
Oak has done community outreach for organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Rochester, NY; Maryhaven Center of Hope, Port Jefferson, NY; AHRC, Shoreham, NY; Habitat for Humanity, Madison, WI; You Gotta Believe, Holbrook, NY; and Save-A-Pet, Port Jefferson Station, NY.
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About Mather Hospital
Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather has also received the top “A” rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group 12 times, including for both rating periods in 2018. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 700 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 68,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.