Alice Wells

Soroptimist International of Kachinas and Soropitmist International Past President 2011-2013

A charter member of S.I. of the Kachinas, Inc., Alice has been actively involved with Soroptimist International since 1980.  Throughout this time, Alice has had significant leadership experience with Soroptimist at local, region, federation and international levels, serving in a variety of leadership positions.  Alice is a past president of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a federation of 21 countries and territories, and is the Past President of Soroptimist International (in 133 countries and territories). Soroptimist International inspires action and creates opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

Alice recently retired as the Executive Director of AZ ASCD, a non-profit organization for educators that provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership.


Alice has a professional background in education and staff development training. She holds an Ed.S. degree in Educational Administration and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Alice has served as an elementary school principal and a curriculum coordinator in a large school district in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, she spent almost twenty years in the educational publishing industry working with school administrators and educators with their selection of textbook materials.  She is passionate about improving and enhancing education opportunities for women and girls all over the world.


In her personal life, Alice and Dave have been married for 52 years….not a record, but close, she says!  They have three sons:  Mike (a computer systems analyst whiz), Tobin (Asst. Chief Pilot at a local flight school); and Zach (a chiropractor in North Phoenix).  Four joys in Alice’s life are her grandchildren, Gaelan (26), Sabrina (23), Aedan (10 yrs), and Sawyer (6 years), all who live in the Phoenix area. 


When you ask Alice about Soroptimist and why she loves it, she will tell you it’s because of the friendships she has made throughout the years.  There is rarely a city (or country) you can visit without a Soroptimist connection.  Yes, we all join for different reasons: service, networking, making a difference for other women, etc., but we stay in Soroptimist for the differences this outstanding organization makes in OUR lives and the lives of the women and girls we are able to help.