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Bill Wells (he/him/his)

Board Member, Secretary

My Story

Bill Wells has a passion for nonprofit and government excellence. His driving motivation is to make places better for all who live and work in them – especially those with greater unmet needs or who have been historically marginalized.

Bill founded MDW Strategy, applying over 20 years of government and nonprofit consulting and direct government experience to the challenges faced by the public sector.

Bill’s experience includes serving as the Deputy Director for the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) and as the Senior Vice President for Business Strategy at Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC). He is proud to have been the Equity Coordinator and government relations coordinator among his roles at both HABC and MOHS. For 12 years, Bill worked in various capacities at the University of Baltimore Schaefer Center for Public Policy, assisting organizations in finding solutions to their myriad strategic and day-to-day challenges. There, he also taught undergraduate and graduate classes in statistics, research methods, American Government, public policy, and policy analysis.

Bill has previously served as a director for the Middle Grades Partnership, was a director and officer for the Bolton Hill Nursery School through its expansion and acquisition of a permanent facility, and was a founding director and officer for the Baltimore Food Coop. He is currently a board member and board Secretary for nonprofit IDEAS Generation, Co-chair of the University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs Dean’s Advisory Board, and serves as a member of the Baltimore City Continuum of Care (CoC) and sits on its Governance Committee.

Bill has been an invited speaker/guest lecturer at UMBC and Gallaudet University on issues of housing, equity, and organizational adaptation to systemic changes. Most recently, Bill was a panelist at the 12th Annual HIT Connect Summit, discussing the impact of the ACIS Medicaid Waiver Pilot on “Housing as Healthcare” in Baltimore City.

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