Kelly is a lifelong resident of Henderson and a non-profit leader who feels the Community Foundation of Henderson provides a valuable vehicle for people to invest in a safe and effective way while providing the infrastructure to administer funding as designated. In turn, by providing training, support and networking opportunities to area non-profits, she feels CFH can further benefit the community through the works of these vital organizations.
Kelly is a 1987 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College, where she was a James Graham Brown Scholar and received her dual majors in Criminal Justice and Psychology. In 2007, she received her Master of Health Administration degree from USI.
Kelly is currently President/CEO of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center, where she has been employed since 1988. She held various positions within the organization before being named its leader in 2015. She was part of the Easterseals Leadership Institute in 2008.
Kelly currently serves on the POW! (Partnership of Women) Executive Committee where she is co-chair and former chair of membership and grants committees. She is on the Board of Directors of Women’s Addiction and Recovery Manor, serves on the Advisory Board for the Master of Health Administration Program at the University of Southern Indiana, is a Henderson Leadership Initiative Fellow (2007) and a member of the Healthy Henderson Coalition since 2013.
She and husband, Brad, who is the Henderson County Judge/Executive, have two sons, Benjamin and Nicholas, and are members of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.