Kel Kelly

Founder and Executive Director
Humanity Rises

Kel Kelly is the Founder and Executive Director of Humanity Rises, a refugee humanitarian aidorganization focused on the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh. Located in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, in under two years The Humanity Rises Medical Clinic (HRMC) has provided free critical health services, testing and medication to over 100,000 Rohingya refugees for diseases, illnesses and injuries ranging from third-degree burns, bullet wounds, rape-induced pregnancies (including teenage girls), contusions, Diphtheria, Cholera, severe dehydration, chest infections, eye infections and beyond at an average cost of under $4.00 per patient. The Humanity Rises Rehma Child Life Center (HRRCLC) provides education-based pediatric mental health services to Rohingya children who have witnessed unimaginable genocide-based horror. The HRRCLC is the only learning center in the 6,000-acre Rohingya refugee camp solving for both pediatric mental health and formal education needs in a single solution by having fulltime onsite psychologists in the classroom working side-by-side with the teachers. Kel Kelly brings a fresh, entrepreneurial perspective to refugee humanitarian response by consistently challenging the non-profit status quo and creating disruptive, fearless humanitarian services that are uncompromising when it comes to meeting the needs of the refugee population Humanity Rises serves.Kel is also the Founder and former-CEO of Kel & Partners (K&P), the anti-agency agency for public relations and social media. For the past eighteenyears, K&P has delivered explosive results for clients like Lola, Zappos, TrueCar, VacationHomeRentals, Cumberland Farms, Hydrow, UNREAL, GLAAD and hundreds of other brands. Instead of talking about business, Kel would much rather talk to you about things near and dear to her heart like giving underdogs a voice. Kel believes her purpose in life can be summed up in the two words she has tattooed on her forearm: Be Kind. Kel spends time every day looking for opportunities to create happiness through kindness in the lives of people who are often invisible or simply need to know someone cares about them

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