Diane Stang joined the QPI team in 2021 as a Champion Group Leader, after she retired from working over 23 years working in Child Protection for a metro county in Minnesota. Her experience includes Supervisor of the Child Foster Care and Adoption programs, and a member of the first QPI Champion cohort in MN. She also served on the MN Department of Human Services Advisory Committee on Child Foster Care Recruitment and Retention. Prior to her work in Child Protection, Diane worked for 10 years as a contract manager for vendors providing services to children and families. Diane’s focus is on excellent parenting, supporting foster parents as equal and viable partners on the child’s team, as well as encouraging foster parents to be in relationship with birth parents as a role model and mentor.