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A Word from the President

January 11, 2012

Thanking Dr. Janet Kelley for her Years of Service

Dennis W. Felty
Dennis W. Felty
President, KHS

After 15 years of service, Dr. Janet Kelley has retired from Keystone Human Services. She had served as the Vice President for Clinical and Quality Services for KHS and as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Keystone Service Systems, Inc.

Dr. Kelley came to Keystone in 1997 with extensive expertise in management, program development, program evaluation and psychological services both in the public and private sector. She developed and directed a State Psychiatric Hospital Inpatient Unit and directed various clinical departments for a large urban hospital and a large rural hospital. She was also instrumental in developing county-wide crisis intervention, support services and residential services, as well as the state-wide Community Residential Rehabilitation Program, and she directed the Division of Evaluation for the Office of Mental Health (now OMHSAS). She also established a Partial Hospitalization Program and served as Clinical Director and Assistant Administrator for an outpatient clinic. Prior to joining Keystone, Dr. Kelley owned and operated her private psychological group practice providing psychotherapy and consultative services.

During her 15 year tenure, Dr. Kelley was responsible for multiple innovations in our Quality Systems and Clinical Services. She has a perspective, based on her experiences and education, that is uncommon in this field. In 2008, she received the Edna Silberman Humanitarian Award.

I have known Dr. Kelley since I worked at the Harrisburg State Hospital, when I first entered this field. At the time, Dr. Kelley was a young professor at Penn State Harrisburg, and she “radicalized” a number of employees at the Harrisburg State Hospital. Many of her ideas on the impact of institutionalization, organizational change and person-centered, community-based services were the basis of the founding of Keystone.

Dr. Kelley has been a valued member of Keystone’s Leadership Team and it has been a great honor to work with her. She will be greatly missed. Please join me in wishing her all the best in her retirement.


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