Kelly has been with Catholic Charities of South Carolina for 4 years. Kelly oversees all aspects of disaster service programming thought the state of South Carolina from immediate relief to long term recovery. Kelly is the current chair of the SC VOAD Disaster Case Management Committee, which is currently implementing a DCM Action Plan for SC EMD to initiate at the next disaster to leverage local resources and case management providers to provide a long term South Carolina rooted approach to disaster case management.
Kelly’s experience in long term recovery groups is very wide as her current positions include, chair, secretary, case management chair, board member, and unmet needs committee chair on 7 LTRGs throughout the state of South Carolina, which are all working 2 disaster recoveries simultaneously. Kelly has also implemented disaster case management training for state DCM providers on the best practices, forms, and continuing education throughout disasters. Kelly has also worked to create an unmet needs committee processing within Catholic Charities statewide to provide funding for unmet needs and temporary housing to clients outside of the Catholic Charities DCM program. To date this unmet needs committee from Catholic Charities has provided over 300 families with the funding needed to return to safe, sanitary, and secure housing in South Carolina in only 2 years.