About Dr. Lani Nelson-Zlupko
Dr. Lani Nelson-Zlupko has over twenty years of professional experience as a clinician, consultant, researcher, and adjunct professor specializing in women's issues and transition management. Her primary aim is to help people maximize their potential while effectively balancing the demands of their work and personal lives.
She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University, and received her master's and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work and Social Policy. She has developed treatment strategies for women and children that have become a training model for mental health professionals across the country. Her research has been published in several leading psychiatric and social work journals. Dr. Nelson-Zlupko has provided workshops, training, and keynote addresses regionally and nationally. She has consulted with numerous organizations to develop successful practices and to effectively track client and program outcomes. Over the years, she has helped numerous individuals, families, and organizations through the change process.
Lani currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School for Social Policy and Practice, (UPenn SP2), where she works with doctoral and master's students to help them identify, deliver and evaluate best practices available. She represented the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for over 15 years as a Commissioner to the Governor of the State of Delaware on the Child Death, Near Death, and Stillbirth Commission, and serves on numerous local boards and committees ranging in scope from public education to social services to business management.
Dr. Lani Nelson-Zlupko is passionate about her work. She believes that well-adjusted, confident people are the backbone of each generation. She is a wife and mother of three, who prizes her family and tends carefully to her own career-family-life balance.