Who We Are

Our Team

George P. Linke, Jr., Psy.D. | Founder & President

Dr. George P. Linke, Jr. is the President & Founder of Linke Resources, an executive and professional search and consulting firm with an expertise in human services, including behavioral health, developmental disabilities, long-term care, applied behavior analysis, and traditional healthcare.

A strategic and innovative thinker with a demonstrated track record of identifying effective leaders and building high performing teams, Dr. Linke is an expert in building evidence-based, high quality, cost-effective programs in healthcare and education. His strategies and solutions consistently contribute to an organization’s mission and financial well-being. A seasoned leader, Dr. Linke is committed to working with client organizations in developing a culture of service excellence, stewardship, and fiscal responsibility. A skilled recruiter and interviewer, Dr. Linke sources and identifies top talent for his client organizations.

He is passionate about children and adults with learning difficulties and intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, brain injury, and other genetic and neurological disorders. His extensive clinical background in applied behavior analysis, has allowed him to successfully direct and develop programs that focus on the needs of individuals with significant challenges.

Dr. Linke holds his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and holds both his Master of Science and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Linke has participated in local, regional, and national conferences on treatment procedures, staff training and compliance, and the effectiveness of various staff retention interventions.

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Dave Dragone

Dave Dragone is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who brings 14 years of clinical, operational, and leadership experience in intellectual disability and behavioral health programs to Linke Resources.  Starting his career as a Direct Service Professional, Dave most recently served as an executive at a large provider where he provided oversight to the day-to-day operations of their day habilitation and residential programs.  He earned his master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Temple University with a focus in Organizational Behavior Management.

Dave has a passion for helping people and has dedicated his career to applying the science of behavior to improving the lives of others. He has been a valuable community resource and provided training to several police stations and other first responders on how to interact with individuals with autism during a crisis.

Dave, a proud “girl dad” of 3 children. When not working or spending time with his family, he spends his time playing and coaching baseball, his first passion.

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Fran Lawn

Fran Lawn brings over 25 years of program development, management, and nonprofit leadership within the environmental and sustainability field. His work has been recognized in the field of ecology and environmental education, as well as national recognition for building a horticulture reentry to workforce program and partnership for returning citizens in Philadelphia.

 Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, Fran’s goal is to help men improve their health as they age.

 As a lifelong environmental advocate with a passion for nature, nutrition, and health, Fran is helping people make a stronger connection to their environment by building a healthy, active lifestyle through nutrition.