Lana Wells

Lana Wells, University of Calgary

Lana Wells is an Associate Professor and the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She is currently leading the MSW Leadership Program in the Faculty of Social Work where she also teaches on leadership and policy. From 2005 – 2010, Lana was a member of the senior leadership team at the United Way of Calgary and Area and had her own consulting company from 2000-2005 where she worked with numerous non-profit organizations and all three levels of government. Her areas of expertise include family and sexual violence, women’s issues, children and youth services, social policy, social justice and social change, leadership and organizational change and the not for profit sector. Lana is also currently the president of The Alex – a not-for-profit community health network that connects vulnerable populations to services and programs to support their health and well-being. and a Board member of PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network) ( In 2013, Lana was appointed to the Alberta Family Violence Death Review Committee.

Partnering Organization: University of Calgary