Team Members


Stephen W. Linton, Founder/President

Stephen Linton was born in Philadelphia in 1950 and grew up in Korea, where his father was a third generation Southern Presbyterian missionary. He is a visiting associate of the Korea Institute at Harvard University. Linton is currently chairman of The Eugene Bell Foundation (EugeneBell), a not-for-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Since 1995, EugeneBell has worked to help North Korea by bringing medical treatment facilities in North Korea together with donors in a combined effort to fight deadly diseases like multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The Eugene Bell Foundation currently coordinates the delivery of MDR-TB medication, diagnostic equipment, and supplies to one third of North Korea and approximately twelve North Korean treatment facilities (hospitals and care centers).

Dr. Linton’s additional credentials include: 30 years of teaching and research on Korea, 41 years of travel to North Korea (approximately 90 trips since 1979), and 30 years of humanitarian aid work in North Korea. Dr. Linton received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, a Masters of Divinity from Korea Theological Seminary, and a Masters of Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Korean Studies from Columbia University.