Lane Hanson

Position title: Community Engagement Coordinator


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Lane Hanson is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Center. This role includes supervising the Resource Navigator Program and teaching the course that accompanies this program (Legal Studies 473). With a background in social work and education policy, Lane’s work is informed through a social justice lens. Lane developed the desire to enact change within healthcare systems, in order to empower patients and their families, as a result of personal and professional experiences within these systems. Informed by the social work perspective, Lane applies a strengths-based approach in addressing social determinants of health, recognizing the importance of developing resiliency and emphasizing protective factors.

Lane graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in political science, a Master’s degree in Social Work and a M.S. in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. Lane has previous work experience in health care and in nonprofit administration.