Baltimore, MD – May 5, 2011. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) recently selected Jean Tucker Mann, ACSW, LCSW-C, of Baltimore, to receive its 2010 National Lifetime Achievement Award April 28 at the Annual Leadership Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. Now in private practice, Mann previously worked for the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Child Welfare League of America and served in the administrations of Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer and Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes.

Mann currently teaches in continuing education at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She has worked for 35 years in the public and nonprofit sectors, most recently as director of social work and human services at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). She retired in 2005 after leading a multidisciplinary effort that established the Palliative Care Program for patients with life-altering or terminal illness. The program provides medical, psychosocial and spiritual support for patients and their families.

Mann also co-founded UMMC’s Diversity Council to promote mutual respect in the workplace and culturally competent care for patients. At her retirement, the hospital created an award in her honor with the inscription, “One Person Can Make a Difference.”

Previously, Mann held executive-level appointments in the administrations of Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer and Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes. Prior to the political appointments, she served as deputy regional director with the Maryland Juvenile Justice Administration, having begun work with that agency as a probation officer. Mann worked as a senior consultant with the Child Welfare League of America, Washington, D.C., where she conducted cultural diversity training and consultation for League agencies across the country.

Mann’s colleagues in the NASW Maryland chapter chose her as the recipient of their state Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. The national association chose her from among the other state winners to receive the top honor.