Money Q&A - Linda Altizer

January 02, 2005

Name: Linda Altizer

Résumé: Clinical nurse specialist in orthopedics in Washington County Hospital's emergency department

Teacher, Hagerstown Community College nursing program

Owner, Altizer Medical-Legal Nurse Consulting


Board secretary, San Mar Children's Home

Founder, Girls II Women

Started Bible Bowl at Church of Christ in Hagerstown

Teaches Sunday school to teenage girls at Ringgold Church of Christ

Board member, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses


Born: July 11, 1948

Children: Grown children: David W. Spickler, stepson T. David Altizer, and stepdaughter Kathy Jackson

Education: North Hagerstown High School, class of 1966. Earned an associate's degree in nursing from Hagerstown Junior College. Earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing from George Mason University.

Mentor: Her late husband, Tom Altizer. "He taught me everything about orthopedics."

Favorite part of your job: "Helping others"

Least favorite part of your job: "Politics"

Biggest challenge of your job: "Trying to stay current with all the latest issues and the latest technology in nursing."

Fantasy job: "Walking the streets of Heaven."

Favorite music: "Southern gospel"

Favorite car: Toyota 4Runner

Type of car you drive now: "4Runner"

Last book read: "The Purpose-Driven Life" by Rick Warren

Last movie seen: "The Passion of The Christ"

Favorite TV show: "Bill Gaither" on TBN

Hobbies: "I love to ski, I love to play tennis and I love to work with young women."

What was your first job? Working at S.S. Kresge Co. in the snack bar/deli at Long Meadow Shopping Center when she was 16.

Favorite quote: "Lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path." - The Bible

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "I would love to meet Jesus Christ, and I will some day. I want to help other people, and he's done more to help other people than anybody I can imagine."

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