Kelley is an international child protection and social welfare consultant. Kelley has more than twenty-five years of experience working and living in East Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. She has worked with a wide range of actors including international organizations, private foundations, government ministries, USAID and UNICEF. Her work is focused on systems strengthening and child protection, with particular emphasis on supporting the expansion of the social welfare workforce, developing child-rights based policy frameworks and strategies and strengthening alternative care programming for children outside of family care.
Her most recent work has been supporting the 4Children- a five-year global Orphans and Vulnerable Children project as the Technical Director for Child Protection and Social Welfare Systems. She also continues to consult with a variety of institutions and organizations to strengthen the child protection system, identify and promote linkages between child protection HIV, expand the social service workforce and document and support child care reform. She has a Master’s degree in Child Rights and is a regular contributor to articles and books covering intercountry adoption and international child welfare. Kelley is an advisor for the Better Care Network, Faith to Action Initiative and Global Health Promise. She is fluent in Spanish and Romanian