Barbara L. Ginley, MPH
Chief Technical Officer
Maine Migrant Health Program, Inc.

Barbara Ginley is Chief Technical Officer of the Maine Migrant Health Program (MMHP). This private, nonprofit organization is committed to improving the health status of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. MMHP also serves as the only safety net program for agricultural workers in the state of Maine.

Ms. Ginley served as the Director of MMHP from 2000-2013 and currently serves as the Project Director for the Community Health Worker Initiative (CHWI). This project is funded by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation as part of the Maine Statewide Innovation Model. In this position, she builds on her expertise and long-term commitment to working with CHWs and promotoras who serve as frontline public health workers to link communities to care. CHWI supports this emerging workforce in the evolving healthcare environment under the Affordable Care Act.

Ms. Ginley’s professional career has focused on bridging systems of care with community assets and creating access for Maine’s most vulnerable populations. Her previous positions include the Technical Assistance Director for the Maine AIDS Alliance and the HIV/STD Program Coordinator for the city of Portland. She is the former co-convener of the Maine Farmworkers’ Health Council, chair of the Maine Women's Lobby, and chair of the Maine Medicaid Advisory Committee. She received her BA in English and art history from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and her MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.