Director, Events and Strategic Partnerships
Kelli is a leader in events and corporate engagement with a 10-year track record of creating best-in-class events and strategies that drive transformative results for leading organizations. She has built successful corporate partnerships that enhance brand experience and drive fundraising objectives while improving the participant experience.
Kelli is Director of Events and Corporate Relations for Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF). In this role she oversees the organization’s events, corporate partnerships, and third party fundraising initiatives. Since joining, she has expanded the existing Walk of Hope in Southampton and launched the Race of Hope in Palm Beach which engaged hundreds of locals in an island wide effort to defeat depression. She also has conceived and launched the Week of Hope, a grassroots campaign that engages local businesses in Southampton and Palm Beach to raise mental health awareness in their communities.
Prior to HDRF, Kelli was the Regional Director of Events and Corporate Relations for Westchester Medical Center Health Network, where she oversaw strategic partnerships and events, to advance the 10-hospital network’s community and corporate engagement throughout the Hudson Valley. Kelli was a part of the founding team that started in 2015, that led the regionalization of events and corporate giving throughout WMCHealth network.
Kelli was a 2017 Milli Award Recipient from Westfair Communications who awards 20 Westchester and Fairfield County young professionals making an impact in their jobs and communities. Kelli currently serves as a board member of the Lakenridge Community Club. Kelli went to William Paterson University for Social Science.