Kelly Church, MPH, is a program associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports initiatives related to child and family health, including the Mobilizing for New Jersey’s Children and Families: Preventing, Protecting, and Healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) project where she supports the efforts of New Jersey’s Office of Resilience to implement a statewide ACEs Action Plan. Kelly also supports projects related to the coordination of services for youth with behavioral health needs, specifically youth transitioning out of foster care. Additionally, Kelly works on a project that is identifying best practices for health care organizations seeking to better engage the communities they serve.
A former program assistant at CHCS, Kelly rejoined the organization after working as a program associate at Sellers Dorsey where she focused on New Jersey Medicaid policy and assisted in efforts aimed at identifying innovative payment designs for increasing provider reimbursement. In this role, Kelly performed project management tasks and developed materials to drive conversations geared toward increasing access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Kelly holds a master’s in public health from Drexel University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public health with a focus on community health education from Stockton University.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys being a Funtie (the fun aunt — like a mom, but way cooler), taking her niece for ice cream dates and to the park for some recreational fun!