Kiwanis Family House

Executive Director

Paula Kelley - Executive Director

Paula Kelley, M.S.

Executive Director

Paula has her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s in Justice Studies and currently lives in Citrus Heights. Being a part of the Kiwanis Family has really helped her to see and learn about all of the ways individuals and groups can impact communities.

Paula comes to the Kiwanis Family House (and California) after 2 decades of serving victims of domestic and sexual violence in the state of New Hampshire. In this capacity, she was the Executive Director of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, and later the Executive Director of the Strafford County Family Justice Center. She was also the site coordinator for the Strafford County Supervised Visitation Center in her spare time. Paula has served on the NH Police Standards and Training Council, given testimony on issues of domestic and sexual violence at the NH State House, and supported the work of the US DOJ through grant peer review processes, primarily focusing on Human Trafficking. Paula is thrilled to make the transition to the mission of the Kiwanis Family House, and stewarding the mission of Kiwanis in her daily work.

Paula Kelley - Experienced
Paula Kelley and Carole Farris

I really enjoy getting to know all of our Kiwanis Leaders. Come see me at Mid Year and District Convention!

Did someone say pictures? I want all the photos with each of you because trust me, I am a DELIGHT!

Paula Kelley, Dr. Valarie Brown-Klingelhoefer, Dan Germain

Paula has enjoyed getting familiar with Sacramento, her new home after 25 years on the east coast. Visiting the vineyards of Napa, and the beaches of Orange County, California is once again, home. Paula has 2 adult children. Jordan, her daughter is a recent graduate of Cal State Fullerton and her son, Taylor, is serving in the US Air Force. 

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