Meet the Center’s Linda Santiman


I applied for a job at the Center because I had always wanted to work with my LGBTQ community. They are the reason I went into the field of psychology. I am dedicated to empowering and lifting up our community.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have learned just how resilient the Center is. We can pivot and get the job done! It’s amazing how quickly we changed and adapted in order to support our clients. I work with and manage nine wonderful team members virtually 98% of the time now. It is all Zoom, calls, and emails.

There have been highs and lows during this time. The worst time was worrying about a coworker with COVID. It is a beautiful miracle that he made it through. The best time was receiving the vaccine and having hope for healing in the future.

The Center is my work family, and I plan to stay until it’s time to retire! I am so grateful to work with such talented, compassionate, dedicated people.


Hometown: Tacoma, Washington

Year Started Working at Center: 2006

Staff Position: Manager of Integrated Care

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