Linda Evans, M.H.A., M.S.

Linda Evans is the Chief Strategy Officer of Community Advocacy for the Desert Care Network, which comprises Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs), JFK Memorial Hospital (Indio), and Hi-Desert Medical Center (Joshua Tree). She has worked for the hospitals’ parent company, Tenet Healthcare for 26 years.

Linda is also Mayor for the City of La Quinta and has served as Mayor since 2014. Prior to that, she served on La Quinta’s City Council beginning in 2009.

Linda received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton. She holds two Master’s Degrees: one in Health Administration and the other in Gerontology, both obtained from the University of La Verne, California.

Linda Chairs the following Boards:
• JPA for CVB (Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau)
• CVAG Energy and Environmental Committee
• CVAG Conservation Commission
She also serves on the CVAG Executive Committee.

Her role with the Desert Care Network and Mayor provides for extensive networking across a large spectrum of agencies, organizations and community groups – all of which have a common goal of ensuring access to care, healthy eating, and active living.

Quality of life is a key driver in how Linda measures success in her hospital outreach and her civic duty.

Linda and her husband, Tim, have been married for 23 years.