Kellie is our Executive Director, she has dedicated her career to advocating for underserved populations. To Island Time Activities (ITA) she brings years of experience working in nonprofit management and fundraising development. She has a Master’s degree in Community Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, where she served as a rural health educator in West Africa.
Kellie has worked with people with a variety of disabilities and those overcoming hardships. For Washington State University Extension, she developed a nutrition education program and facilitated courses in food banks, homeless shelters, and senior centers; she worked with individuals with disabilities as the Development Officer for an organization that provided prosthetics and financial support to conflict survivors from Southeast Asia; and her mother in-law ran a home for adults with autism; so she is experienced working with a wide range of populations.
As a mom and active, committed community member, Kellie is happy to now be working with the amazing people at ITA and is here to help develop and expand programming. She loves living on Bainbridge and being involved in causes she cares about. She served for six years on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club, and is currently the Program Chair on the Board of Raising Resilience. She is also the author of the book, My Body, My Vehicle, a guide for healthy eating, mindfulness, and Ayurveda.