Kelly manages a health benefits plan at Wespath Benefits and Investments. She holds master’s degrees in public health and physical therapy and has previously worked at Chicago-area hospitals, specializing in cardiac and neurological physical therapy. She also currently serves as the President of the CHF Illinois Chapter and has chaired multiple events, including the Red Tie Ball and the Chicago Congenital Heart Walk.
Kelly became involved with CHF after her daughter was born with a critical heart defect and suffered life-threatening complications. She believes that research and advocating for CHD awareness and funding is critical to helping today’s kids survive and thrive into adulthood.