2011-02-03 / Local & State

Linda Mayo Named Executive Director Of OSI

The board of directors of Occupational Services Inc. ( OSI) has named Linda Mayo executive director. OSI provides vocational services to more than 145 individuals with disabilities on a daily basis with 42 staff.

Mayo has been with the agency since 1979, filling various positions throughout her tenure, including vocational evaluator, rehabilitation manager, assistant executive director, and most recently, interim executive director.

Mayo originally hails from western Pennsylvania, and came to this area to attend Shippensburg State College, currently Shippensburg University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare, and a master’s degree in counseling. Mayo has also taken graduate-level business administration coursework, as well as continuing education classes. Prior to her employment with OSI, she worked with the Franklin County Head Start Program as social services coordinator, and with Brook Lane Psychiatric Hospital.

Mayo states that she has seen tremendous growth in the agency over the years both in size and in diversity of services and programs offered. She relates, “OSI is a hidden gem in our community. We have a wealth of resources to offer local companies.” As executive director of the Occupational Services Inc., Mayo hopes to increase the supply of work from local companies to the 140 plus individuals who attend the facility daily. “We provide high quality packaging and assembly, as well as a full service print shop. I would like to challenge local companies to use our resources to our mutual benefit. OSI individuals have a diverse set of skills and take great pride in the work performed.” Mayo welcomes community members and partners to tour the facility. She states, “I have given many tours of our facility and have yet to take anyone through who was not absolutely amazed at our capabilities.”

Mayo is married with two children, a son who is a doctoral candidate in biochemistry at Miami University, and a daughter who is a doctoral candidate in biomedical research at the University of North Carolina. Mayo and her husband, John, who is retired from Shippensburg University, reside in Shippensburg.

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