Kelly L. Green joined Help Hope Live as its executive director in November 2017. The daughter of a transplant recipient, Kelly not only believes in the mission of Help Hope Live, she once used the service and it “completely changed her life.” She feels honored and proud to lead an organization that provided hope and help to her family during her mother’s journey to transplant in 2007.
Kelly describes herself as a mother, a daughter of her hero, a battle-tested unifier, and a thought leader. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in and leading nonprofit organizations and has dedicated her life to civic engagement.
In the last decade, Kelly has proudly served as the CEO of Variety – The Children’s Charity; director of Montgomery County, PA Voters Services; and deputy director for the Institute for the Study of Civic Values in Philadelphia.
Her volunteer efforts are points of pride for Kelly. She founded an effort to battle poverty throughout Philadelphia called Help Make Peace; she served as the President of the League of Women Voters; currently serves on the Board of Thank A Vet and on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Commission. She is a longtime supporter of the Gift of Life Family House, which provides lodging and support for families of transplant patients seeking treatment in Philadelphia.
This year, Kelly was recognized with 2018 Women on the Move Award for redefining success around Philadelphia’s Main Line and western suburbs.
Kelly is a connector, a person who needs to infuse each day with a lesson and inspire others to be the one makes someone else’s day just a little brighter. She places value in small acts of kindness. She is a self-proclaimed activist, but most people just see her as someone who believes everyone deserves dignity and respect. She knows firsthand how broken our healthcare system is and is determined to help place medical needs in reach to those in need!Written by Emily Progin