Deputy Director for Management and Operations: Kelly Kay, MPH

Kelly Kay, MPH

Kelly Kay, MPH is the Deputy Director for Management and Operations. Kelly brings over 25 years of public health experience working at CDC. Over the last 5 years in DGHP, Kelly served as the Division’s Branch Chief for the Global Operations and Strategic Management Branch and as the Principal Management Official.

Before joining the division, Kelly served as Associate Director for Management in the Office of the Chief of Staff in CDC’s Office of the Director, where she directly oversaw financial management, personnel, and other business services and operations. Kelly has held several leadership positions at CDC headquarters, serving with the Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT) as Acting Branch Chief for the Country Strategy and Management Branch. As DGHT’s Acting Branch Chief, Kelly provided guidance and support to field staff and ensured field program and policy implementation.

Kelly spent six years in the field with DGHT as Deputy Country Director for CDC Uganda and CDC South Africa. While in these positions, Kelly planned, organized, and directed the day-to-day operations of the office while participating in the strategic planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of HIV/AIDS activities under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative.

Prior to working on global programs, Kelly focused on domestic issues as a health scientist and Deputy Branch Chief in the Program Evaluation Branch in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Kelly has a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University.