Linda Gatson-Rowe, M.S.

Linda Gatson-Rowe oversees TASC’s services for more than 1,000 individuals in Illinois each year who are incarcerated or are returning to their communities following incarceration. Working in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), and community-based service providers across the state, Mrs. Gaston-Rowe develops and implements plans and programs that help formerly-incarcerated men and women successfully reintegrate into society. Since joining TASC in 2007, Mrs. Gatson-Rowe has been instrumental in designing and managing programs that help individuals transition from their involvement in corrections to self-sufficiency in the community, implementing changes in systems and processes inside of the renowned Sheridan Correctional Center that expedites and facilitates a smoother transition for clients returning to the community. In collaboration with IDOC, she plays a key role in implementing prison reentry programs that have successfully reduced recidivism rates in Illinois. Mrs. Gatson-Rowe earned her B.A. in Business Administration from Lakeland College (Sheboygan, Wisconsin), and her M.S. in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis (Joliet, Illinois).