Mae Hingtgen

Mae Hingtgen

Scanlan Center for School Mental Health Advisory Board Member
Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region


Mae Hingtgen (pronounced Hin-chen) is the Chief Executive Office of the Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region. Mae has spent her career as an advocate and believes in every persons’ fundamental right to dignity and respect. Mae has advocated for people with disabilities, abuse survivors, children, and the elderly. She spent eleven years at the Central Point of Coordination in Cherokee County, Iowa where she was instrumental in implementing person-centered practices in the area. After moving to Dubuque, Mae spent eleven years as the Director of Behavior and Learning Supports for the Dubuque Community School District. In this role, Mae worked with children who experience behavioral health needs and implemented prevention practices related to student discipline, school culture and bullying and harassment. Since returning to the MH/DS field in the fall of 2019, Mae is committed to supporting a wide array of services for both children and adults in the East Central Region in order to assist all citizens in being healthy, productive and contributing members of their communities. When not working, Mae is an wife, mother, avid Cyclone fan and yogi.