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Nancy Kelly
Board Vice Chair

Executive Director, Health Volunteers Overseas, Inc.

Nancy Kelly has been the Executive Director of Health Volunteers Overseas since it was founded in 1986. Previously she worked for the National Council for International Health and was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Republic of Korea.  

A graduate of the University of Virginia, she received a Master of Health Science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

In addition to her responsibilities at HVO, Kelly is the Chair of the Board of Humanity & Inclusion US (formerly Handicap International, US) and Vice Chair of Global Impact’s Board.  She also serves as the Vice President of Friends of Korea.

In 1998, Kelly was inducted into Delta Omega (Alpha Chapter) Honorary Public Health Society in recognition of her role in the founding of HVO. In 2012, she became an Honorary Fellow of the International College of Dentists and was awarded an honorary membership in the American Dental Association for her contributions to the advancement of dentistry in global health.



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