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Alexia Kelley

FADICA
President
Kelley brings a wealth of experience in various sectors to FADICA, including time at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), leading nonprofits, and serving in the White House’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Contributing to the USCCB’s anti-poverty initiative, Kelley worked at the Catholic Campaign for Human Development from 1993 through 2002. She then joined the Environmental Resources Trust where she advocated for market-based solutions to renewable energy promotion and climate change mitigation, before co-founding Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, where she supported lay Catholic engagement on Catholic social teaching and related issues of human life and dignity, poverty, the environment, and peace. Most recently, Kelley served as a senior official in the White House’s Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Initiative. She was senior policy advisor in the White House Office and Center Director at the US Department of Health and Human Services. She spearheaded partnerships with faith and community-based organizations to improve health and wellness in vulnerable communities, addressing issues of childhood obesity, vaccination access, mental health, and disaster response. At the White House Faith-based Office, Kelley also served as liaison to the State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy working group initiative.