Ms. Keane has been a dedicated employee of YGB since 2004. Before stepping into the Interim Executive Director role in 2017, Ms. Keane served as Senior Director of Family Permanency and Director of LGBT Services. She oversees YGB efforts to provide capacity building and technical assistance to agencies wishing to improve permanency outcomes, and is responsible for our our youth-specific recruitment work by supervising the recruitment teams and coordinating services to the teens, their families, foster care staff and social workers. Additionally, Keane is an outspoken advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and parents and is the leadership behind YGB’s LGBTQ programming and our efforts to recruit and prepare permanent families from the LGBT community.
On top of her Executive Director role, Keane has been a foster mom to almost two dozen teenagers and is currently the adoptive mother of 13 children. She is a highly recognized speaker both locally and nationally–about her experiences as a parent as well as her YGB-focused advocacy for permanency for every child, regardless of age.