Kelli joined the Coalition for Family & Children’s Services in Iowa in September 2018. She oversees The Coalition’s training program and serves as the point person for the Iowa Change Leadership Vision Council. Kelli has spent the majority of her career working for non-profit organizations in Central Iowa and maintains a passion for child advocacy.
As a Policy Associate for the Child & Family Policy Center, Kelli engaged in legislative advocacy and policy administration. For a number of years, she served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter, providing administrative oversight, advocacy, and management of the association. Kelli has also engaged in electoral advocacy with Every Child Matters and fund development for the Iowa State University Foundation.
Kelli is a native Iowan who enjoys spending time with family, including her husband and daughter, taking her dog on a walk, camping and finding new ways to keep busy.