President and Founder, Northstar Network
As an innovative leader and the founder of Northstar Network, Linda Becker is passionate about making a lasting impact that radically improves the quality and cost of healthcare for all Americans.
Linda began her 24 year corporate career at Xerox as the vice president/general manager of their $2.4 billion worldwide color business. Her first foray into healthcare was when she assumed the positions as corporate vice president and general manager in Kodak’s Health Imaging Division, now known as Carestream. Linda led a team of 4,000 people responsible for their digital business which included Computed Radiography, Digital Radiography, PACS, Electronic Medical Records, as well as software and detectors for digital Mammography.
Linda left Kodak to build Greater Rochester Enterprise, a regional economic development community resource created to attract new businesses to the region. As the Chief Operating Officer, she recognized the importance of healthcare as a driver for economic development.
In 2002, Linda assumed a role on the Board of Directors of Rochester General Hospital System, an integrated healthcare system comprised of seven entities providing healthcare services for the Rochester community. She served 9 years as Chairman of the Healthcare Services Board and provides support for Rochester General Hospital, Rochester General Ambulatory Division, Hill Haven Nursing Home, Elder One, a pace program for Seniors, Behavioral Health organization and a large physician medical practice. Linda was a member of the Joint Affiliation Team comprised of senior leaders from Rochester General Health System (RGHS) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The charter of the team is to create the Institute of Healthcare Science and Technology, a new college at RIT that opened September 2011 with 900 students.
Northstar Network is a single source of knowledge about the “New Business of Healthcare”. The organization coordinates events and online learning on topics relevant to the Business side of Healthcare. Realizing that the patient is the Northstar, the organization embraces the needs of patients to guide the work that they do. Her network is comprised of over 600+ well known industry experts that share her passion to help build a better healthcare system in the United States.
Linda is a past recipient of the Athena Award and Women in Technology.
Linda resides in Rochester and has been married to Larry Becker for 39 years. She is the proud mother of David and Jeffrey.