Chief Program Officer, Adult Services

Kelly Holm

WHY LITTLE CITY

“Early on there were signs that my son was unique.  As he grew those unique characteristics and behaviors led to research and advocacy.  Quickly I saw the injustice for those with disabilities who did not have similar advocates or access to resources and knew I wanted to be that for others… an advocate for change for better.

I had that opportunity when I became part of the Countryside Board of Directors.  Working with a group of passionate volunteers and parents, I discovered more about the challenges facing non-profit agencies that serve individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Autism.  There I found a connection with my education and work experience to the non-profit world.

In 2016 Countryside completed a merger with Little City and I had a chance to meet Shawn and other leaders with a vision for change. My professional experience and desire to make a difference created an opportunity to join Little City with a focus on the difficult art of balancing mission with financial sustainability.

Things happen for a reason.  A journey to make a difference for others turned into an experience that has made a profound difference in me.. in how I see the world and hopefully in how the world sees me.  I am blessed.”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Before joining Little City in 2016, Kelly had a 20+ year career in a corporate environment where she held roles in marketing, finance, communications, business development, and portfolio management. Kelly is an avid learner completing a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and communication, Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on international business, Certificate of Project Management, and most recently a Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Additionally, Kelly was chosen for the Allstate Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Center Executive Leadership program class of 2020. 

PERSONAL LIFE
Kelly and her husband, John, have three boys and are sports enthusiast. When not at work or with family she can be found walking her dogs or hanging around with her friends at concerts or grabbing a glass of wine in the backyard.

If you weren’t Chief Program Officer at Little City, what would you most likely be doing?
As a believer in a growth mindset, I would be venturing into other opportunities to solve problems, visit far-away places or start a new hobby (ceramics).

Connect with Kelly
kholm@littlecity.org
847.208.8594

 

WHY LITTLE CITY

“Early on there were signs that my son was unique.  As he grew those unique characteristics and behaviors led to research and advocacy.  Quickly I saw the injustice for those with disabilities who did not have similar advocates or access to resources and knew I wanted to be that for others… an advocate for change for better.

I had that opportunity when I became part of the Countryside Board of Directors.  Working with a group of passionate volunteers and parents, I discovered more about the challenges facing non-profit agencies that serve individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Autism.  There I found a connection with my education and work experience to the non-profit world.

In 2016 Countryside completed a merger with Little City and I had a chance to meet Shawn and other leaders with a vision for change. My professional experience and desire to make a difference created an opportunity to join Little City with a focus on the difficult art of balancing mission with financial sustainability.

Things happen for a reason.  A journey to make a difference for others turned into an experience that has made a profound difference in me.. in how I see the world and hopefully in how the world sees me.  I am blessed.”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Before joining Little City in 2016, Kelly had a 20+ year career in a corporate environment where she held roles in marketing, finance, communications, business development, and portfolio management. Kelly is an avid learner completing a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and communication, Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on international business, Certificate of Project Management, and most recently a Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Additionally, Kelly was chosen for the Allstate Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Center Executive Leadership program class of 2020. 

PERSONAL LIFE

Kelly and her husband, John, have three boys and are sports enthusiast. When not at work or with family she can be found walking her dogs or hanging around with her friends at concerts or grabbing a glass of wine in the backyard.

If you weren’t Chief Program Officer at Little City, what would you most likely be doing?

As a believer in a growth mindset, I would be venturing into other opportunities to solve problems, visit far-away places or start a new hobby (ceramics).

Connect with Kelly
kholm@littlecity.org
847.208.8594

 

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Favorite Quote

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
-Albert Einstein