Marie Pinkney is a Master Level Social Worker, foster mom, and community advocate who understands the struggles facing many Delawareans. She has dedicated her career to advocating for struggling families. Marie is focused on improving a system that too often fails those it is supposed to protect.
Marie grew up in New Castle and Wilmington. She attended Howard High School of Technology and Delaware State University for college and graduate school.
Following her schooling, Marie worked at a treatment center for adolescents with mental health and substance abuse problems. She witnessed the impact of the opioid crisis on local youth and their families. As a Trauma Social Worker/Case Manager in the healthcare setting, Marie provides discharge planning services and emotional support for patients and families.
For many years, Marie was a foster parent to a teen mother and her young son. She is an active member of the Christiana Care PRIDE employee resource group that provides support and community for employees who identify as LGTBQIA+. She has dedicated her career to advocating for struggling families. Marie is not a career politician. She is focused on improving a system that too often fails those it is supposed to protect.