ISSA Hygieia Network Appoints Co-chairwomen

January 6, 2021 ISSA Hygieia Network Appoints Co-chairwomen

ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, today announced Linda Silverman, Maintex Inc. President, and Laura Craven, Imperial Dade Vice President of Marketing and Communications, as Co-chairwomen of the organization.

“It’s been a true honor serving as Chairwoman of ISSA Hygieia Network over the last two years,” said Meredith Reuben, EBP Supply Solutions CEO. “Laura Craven and Linda Silverman are both incredible, capable women who are dedicated to helping Hygieia grow its mission and vision. I am confident they will take Hygieia to new heights.”

Before her role as Maintex President, Silverman served as the second female President and International Director of ISSA. As one of the founding Hygieia Network Councilwomen, Silverman has a long and impressive history of championing women in the cleaning industry.

“When I first started working in the industry, I was often the only woman in the room. I understand the importance of building a community and having mentors who truly care, which is exactly what Hygieia Network is all about,” added Silverman. “I look forward to working with Laura and the many wonderful women and men who support our goals.”

In her current role, Craven supports Imperial Dade’s national sales organization and executive team. She has been active in women’s professional groups for two decades. This year, Craven led Hygieia Network’s Events Committee to develop the highly attended education session focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion during ISSA Show North America Virtual Experience.

“I’m thrilled to take on this new role and work closely with Linda,” said Craven. “We have a lot of exciting plans in the works to showcase Hygieia Network’s offerings and reach many more women in the industry.”

As Co-chairs, Silverman and Craven will work closely with Hygieia Network Program Director Dr. Felicia L. Townsend as well as ISSA Charities Director of Development Sandy Wolfrum on building awareness and expanding its programs, including mentoring, conferences, webinars, and its online network community, IHNConnect.

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About the ISSA Hygieia Network
Named after the Greek goddess of cleaning and hygiene, the Hygieia Network is an ISSA Charities non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About ISSA Charities
ISSA Charities is the charitable and philanthropic arm of ISSA and the worldwide cleaning industry. A 501(c)(3) organization, ISSA Charities’ mission is to make the world a cleaner, healthier, better place to live by sponsoring, funding, and operating charitable and social programs directly connected to the cleaning industry. Our Signature Charities are changing the way the world views cleaning:   Cleaning for a Reason provides professional home cleaning for cancer patients; the ISSA Hygieia Network advances women, diversity, equity and inclusion in the cleaning industry; and ISSA Scholars supports youth with scholarship aid and seasonal internships. To learn more about ISSA Charities and to make your own donation, visit