Who's Who of Top Executives

Kelly Parker

Title: Executive Director
Company: Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
Location: Falls Village, Connecticut, United States

Kelly Parker, executive director at Housatonic Youth Service Bureau, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the non-profit sector.

Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Parker obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and teaching, with minors in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Rhode Island in 2008. Furthering her academic pursuits, she completed a master’s degree in public administration at Marist College in 2012. Her educational endeavors also encompass certifications obtained from Cornell University, including the Supervisor Development Certificate in 2010 and Financial Success for Nonprofits in 2023.

Ms. Parker has held diverse roles within community-focused organizations, commencing as a 4-H resource educator at Cornell University Cooperative Extension from 2008 to 2014. Transitioning to the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, Inc., she undertook positions with increasing responsibility, initially as a development coordinator from 2014 to 2015 and later as a special events manager from 2015 to 2018. Moving to the Housatonic Valley Association, she excelled as the annual giving and grants manager from 2018 to 2019 and advanced to assistant director of advancement from 2019 to 2020. Currently, she serves as the executive director at the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau, utilizing her extensive expertise in community outreach and organizational leadership to drive impactful initiatives.

Ms. Parker’s success reflects her strategic career decisions, each fostering growth and expertise. Her shift from the 4-H program to women’s support services led to her current leadership position, overseeing projects in this sector. Notable accomplishments encompass steering the organization through challenges, securing substantial grants, and innovating service delivery via Telehealth and school-based consultations. Moving forward, her goal is to advance her executive role by spearheading expansion initiatives, such as a capital campaign and securing a new facility. This drive aims to manage a larger organization and leave a lasting, meaningful impact.

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