Kelli Donley

Kelli Donley

Kelli Donley is an Arizona native who received her BS in electronic media from NAU in 2000 and her Masters in Public Health from U of A in 2004. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon and has previously worked in international health and with the refugee community of Phoenix. She’s managed health projects in the United States, Bolivia, Mozambique, Nicaragua and Mexico. Her interests in foreign affairs began in 1994 when she studied as a Rotary International Student in Torreon, Mexico. She is a writer, photographer and community gardener.


August 2008-Present: COAR. Tempe, AZ.

  • Executive Director

July 2003- July 2008: Esperança. Phoenix, AZ.

  • Program director

2000-2003: Virgo Publishing. Phoenix, AZ.

  • Editor, EndoNurse Magazine
  • Editor, Assisted Living Success Magazine
  • Executive Editor, Infection Control Today Magazine


2002-2004 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Masters of Public Health, emphasis in community health practice Mel & Enid Zuckerman Arizona Graduate Program of Public Health 1997-2000 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ Bachelor’s of Science in Electronic Media, emphasis broadcast journalism Cum laude graduate, honored as Outstanding Graduate for the School of Communication, graduated with honors in three years, editor in chief of The Lumberjack, executive producer of student television show Creativity, president of Mortar Board National Honor Society.

Volunteer Experience

November 2005-September 2009: Association of Arizona Food Banks. Phoenix, AZ

  • Board Member

August, 2001-July 2008: Esperança. Phoenix, AZ

  • Women’s Guild Member

May-October, 2000: Peace Corps. Cameroon, Africa

  • Agroforestry Volunteer