Kindling Centers, Inc.
Linda Naumann-Oyer is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who has been volunteering since she was twenty years old. She recently formed Kindling Centers, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to building the foundation of education for the homeless.  Kindling Centers is currently sponsoring two GED prep programs, as well as supporting GED Student Leadership, a group formed to train students to be empowered to help others, as they themselves become more educated. The GED prep programs utilize the Evidenced-Based Learning Instruction (EBLI) method of reading support and have had measurable success, to the surprise and delight of the students. In Mrs. Oyer’s opinion, literacy is the key to the freedom of leading fulfilling and productive lives in today's society.

Experience Summary:

Caregiver, mother of six, medical secretary, nursing assistant, reading specialist volunteer, volunteer for the elderly and for the mentally challenged, caregiver support group facilitator and counselor.

KINDLING CENTERS, INC: CEO/Founder
2009-Present

NORTHWEST HOSPITAL: Volunteer Counselor
2002-Present

AUGSBERG NURSING HOME, Volunteer- Elderly Visitation
2001-Present

NORTHWEST HOSPITAL, Hospice Volunteer
2001

TOUGHLOVE: recipient and, subsequently, Volunteer- Moderator/Facilitator
1981

SPRINGFIELD STATE HOSPITAL: Volunteer
1980’s

HENRINGTON HOSPITAL: Volunteer
1980’s

CARROLL COUNTY HOSPITAL: Nursing Assistant-
Pediatrics Floater
1977-1980

ROSEWOOD STATE HOSPITAL: Volunteer
1970’s

ASHBURTON NURSING HOME: Volunteer
1970’s

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO: Controlled Reading Volunteer,
Jr Catholic Daughter’s Volunteer Counselor
1970’s

NANNY: Self -employed
1961-1962

SLOAN –KETTERING: Medical Secretary
Dec. 1959-April 1961

ORPHANAGE: Volunteer Caregiver
1958-12/59

EDUCATION:

TRINITY and GRACE FELLOWSHIP ASSEMBLIES OF GOD:
Studied counseling
1999-2002

CATONSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
c. 1978

HUNTER COLLEGE:
9/1958-12/1959

ST. CATHERINE’S ACADEMY:
Graduated June, 1958
Paving the way towards higher education for the homeless.
     Kindling Centers, Inc. Founder: Linda Naumann-Oyer