Kelly Hunt grew up in New Jersey and moved to Redwood City in 2015. She learned first hand about the immigrant experience from her beloved Armenian great-grandmother, “Big Grandma.” Kelly’s commitment to the immigrant community and economic equity today is largely shaped by her grandmother’s early years in the United States. She joined the Board in 2016 and moved into a contract role in 2020.
Kelly’s work experience includes six years at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Research Officer and nine years at New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) as a Senior Program Director and Chief Program Learning Officer. During her career, Kelly co-founded the first statewide health foundation in New York, starting from the ground up. If you ask her, she’s most proud of the oral health work she co-led in New York that led to the passage of protective legislation for community water fluoridation, a population health intervention highlighted by the CDC as one of the top 10 public health improvements of the 20th century.
Outside of work and Nuestra Casa, Kelly is raising her daughters to be fierce young women. You might find them camping, hiking, skiing, visiting first/second/third cousins, or generally chilling out somewhere super pretty. In her spare time, she volunteers at her daughters’ schools. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University. Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn.