Jane Gehring, LCSW-C, MSW ‘89 - Alumni of the Year Award
Jane Gehring has been a social worker with Baltimore County Department of Social Services for over 33 years. Beginning her career as a reluctant social work intern at BCoDSS Child Protective Services, she fell in love with public child welfare service. Inspired and mentored by many clinically focused child welfare social workers, particularly Richard Norman, Mark Vidor, and Judith Schagrin; she grew professionally taking on additional roles in program development, best practices and social work supervision within BCoDSS. In 2013, she was promoted to Assistant Director, where she enjoys greater support and impact at the local and state levels. It's her joy to work with so many dedicated social work professionals. She was introduced to the field of social work by her UMSSW alumni husband, Reed Gehring. Her most cherished role has been parent to their three sons, Stephen, Benjamin, and Aaron. Aaron continues the family tradition as another MSW.