Megan Mayforth graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2002, with a bachelor's of arts in social work. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work in 2003 as an advanced standing student. Megan is a former Kennedy Krieger Institute trainee. She completed her master's level training as a maternal and child health trainee on the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit where she continues to work today. In her current role, Megan collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to support the coping and adjustment of families who have children with special needs, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and developmental disabilities. Megan provides supportive counseling and case management services.
Megan is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She is teaching SOWK 240: Information Technology in Social Work. Megan has experience working with children, adolescents, and families through various camp and recreation programs including Project Morry, Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Manor, and Kennedy Krieger Institute's Camp SOAR (Sibling Outdoor Adventure Retreat). She is a co-founder of the Kennedy Krieger Ambassador Program (KKAP), a peer-to-peer mentoring program that links former patients and caregivers with current patients and caregiver on the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit.
Megan is a 2012 graduate of the Maternal and Child Health Post-Graduate Leadership Academy and a 2012 co-recipient of the Kennedy Krieger Institute Mimi Baklor Memorial Award for her involvement in Camp SOAR.
As a former trainee, Megan knows the value of an internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is looking forward to fostering future leaders in the field of social work.