Kelli earned her Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, along with a certificate in Servant Leadership and a BA in Art. She also possesses a certificate in Nonprofit Management and is a graduate of the Fieldstone Foundation’s Executive Coaching Network. A native and long-time resident of San Diego, California, Kelli began her career with the American Red Cross’ Women Infants and Children (WIC) program building community collaborations, developing outreach and marketing campaigns and becoming a certified lactation educator. Kelli ran the outreach department at Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council. She moved into Development at Volunteer San Diego and Words Alive. Then she served as Executive Director of San Diego Writers, Ink. After welcoming their first child in 2010, Kelli and her husband moved to his native Maine in 2012, where they worked at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. In January 2014, Kelli became the Executive Director of Hardy Girls Healthy Women. Her history in nonprofits is built on equity, coalition, and social justice. Kelli is driven to shape the world she wants for her (now there are three!) sons. Kelli and her family live in Rockland and she enjoys reading, writing, and being outside.
Jared McCannell, CVA
Jared McCannell grew up in Maine where he first became interested in nonprofit and community organizations as a teenager. He has worked in the sector for the majority of his career focussed primarily on Volunteer Management and Development. His experience ranges from cultural organizations to public health and social services. Jared currently serves as the Executive Director of Penobscot Bay Language School in Rockland, ME. He has a BA in Spanish from San Diego State University and has been a Certified Volunteer Administrator since 2016.