Mary Ellen Wells, MHA, MA

Senior Lecturer, Division of Health Policy and Management

Mary Ellen Wells

Contact Info

MHA, Health Care Administration, University of Minnesota

MA, Counseling and Education, University of Michigan

BA, Education and Social Studies, Oakland University


Wells has more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare organizations, including CentraCare Health, Allina Health, and the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic. She is known for leading turnaround situations, change leadership, developing and implementing strategic business initiatives, and mentoring prospective leaders. Wells has been active in her community as a member of local Rotary and Chamber boards, and has served on several other nonprofit boards.


Research Summary/Interests

Governance, Strategic Planning, Health Care Operations, Marketing, Organizational Development, Leadership Mentoring, Business Development