A skilled researcher, Kelly provides support for a variety of client projects.
She has experience creating and implementing needs assessments, designing and managing programs, and knows how to be an effective advocate.
Prior to joining HMA, Kelly completed a graduate internship with the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging. She collaborated with the National Institute on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to achieve joint goals for Alzheimer’s research. Kelly also analyzed federal fiscal and program expenditure reporting and recommended new service reporting guidelines and tools for the states in Regions V and VII.
Kelly also completed a senior services internship with Heartland Human Care Services’ Housing Division. In that role she developed senior needs assessments for six senior housing facilities, researched and implemented preventive health programs, and designed promotional materials for the senior services department.
She is a member of the American Society on Aging and a mentee in Chicago Bridge’s mentorship program.
Kelly received her Master of Arts in social service administration from The University of Chicago. While there she completed the older adults program of study and won the Sonia Bertz Honor Award, given to a graduating master’s degree student for outstanding work and promise in the field of aging. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago.
A devout Chicago Blackhawks fan, Kelly coaches the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at Loyola University Chicago.