Mary Ellen Wells, MHA ’84, will join the University of Minnesota Master of Healthcare Administration program as a senior lecturer and dyad partner beginning September 5, 2017.
In this role, Mary Ellen will oversee relationships between the MHA program and Alumni Association/Foundation, lead efforts to enhance the program’s visibility in the field of practice, and nurture fellowship and employment opportunities for MHA students. Additionally, she will serve as course accountable faculty for the summer residency/clerkship, beginning in summer 2018, co-instruct an Executive MHA course on service line management, and provide teaching support for experiential learning coursework within the curriculum.
Since 2013, Mary Ellen has served as the Administrator for CentraCare Health in Monticello, Minnesota. Prior to that, she held numerous leadership positions within the Allina Health System. Mary Ellen is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Minnesota Community Measurement Board of Directors, and is completing her term as Chair of the University of Minnesota MHA Alumni Association/Foundation Board as of July 1, 2017.