The MENTOR Network

Dianne McGinn Program Director, MENTOR Maryland

Dianne McGinn joined the company in 1993 as a clinical coordinator for Baltimore’s children’s program in Maryland—at that time, one of 10 MENTOR states. She was hired to coordinate therapeutic foster care services for children with emotional and behavioral challenges at about the same time the state began deinstitutionalizing many children with medically complex conditions. Since then, Dianne has spent her career forming and growing a program to best serve Maryland’s youth who are medically fragile by taking the most vulnerable children, sometimes dying children, and making it possible for them to live safely in the community, with families who love them—and in many cases to be permanently adopted by their foster parents.