Vice President of Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources, Denise Kelly brings more than 20 years of human resources management experience as well as familiarity working in a busy and diverse healthcare environment. At the clinic, she is responsible for employee retention, legal compliance, staff training/development as well as benefit administration, performance management and employee relations.
Prior to joining the clinic in October 2017, Denise served as the Director of Human Resources for the City of Lee’s Summit. Prior to that, she worked for the Kansas City Public Schools, MAZUMA Credit Union and Saint Luke’s Shawnee Mission Health System.
Denise received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a Master of Business Administration from Baker University, Overland Park, Kan. She is a National Chapter member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the President of the Kansas City Chapter of National Association of Human Resource Professionals (NAAAHR).
Denise is an active member in her community serving as a committee member for the Lee’s Summit MLK Day of Celebration, President of the Local Chapter HR organization –NAAAHRKC , board member of Heartland Center for Behavioral Change, a member of the Urban Financial Coalition and a board member of Southeast High School Alumni Association.
Denise enjoys spending time reading, watching movies and listening to music.