JFS Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer:
Kelly Burroughs, MA, LAC, BHP, CCTP
JFS recently welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Burroughs, to the agency. She brings strong experience managing social service and behavioral health programs, from both the clinical and administrative sides, and has a passion for the mission of JFS.
Kelly says, “I am so grateful to the Board to have been selected to this position. I hear over and over that JFS is a “jewel” in the community. The services that are provided at JFS help fill such a tremendous need for at-risk and vulnerable people. I am honored to be part of an agency whose mission to heal the world with loving kindness is so evident in its programming”.
As the previous Vice President of Clinical Services for Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS), Kelly worked in partnership with executive leadership, boards of directors, and community leaders to create sustainable programming to diverse populations in the community. Her work helped shaped local and state policies related to human services systems. Additionally, she helped build awareness among community leaders and policymakers on the need to support agencies and programs that serve at-risk populations. Prior to her role at JFCS of Southern Arizona, she provided clinical and administrative supervision to advocacy and behavioral health programs serving thousands of people in Southern Arizona.
Kelly holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arizona, post graduate certification in Positive Behavioral Support from Northern Arizona University, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Kelly lives in Virginia Beach where she will be joined by her husband, Chris and her son, Henry.