Linda S. Donahue

Linda S. Donahue, 58, an innovator in women’s health care, died July 29 at her home in Richmond Hill, Ga. 

Working as an executive for Camp International for more than a decade, and later as VP of sales and product development for Biomedical Horizons Inc, Donahue pioneered the development of many medical products, especially those related to women’s health care, which radically improved the lifestyles for scores of women worldwide. 

Donahue was one of the first to bring external silicone breast form technology to market. She introduced designer bras, and designed a line of swimwear that brought fashion to women worldwide who had suffered from breast cancer. Donahue was  instrumental in changing the perception of compression therapy, with the introduction of Measure to Fit off-the-shelf compression hosiery.

She attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and held certifications in the field of orthotics from the American Board for Certification, and the Board for Orthotic Certification.