Kelly Causey as a Child Kelly Causey as an adult

Kelly Causey, PhD

Title: President and CEO
Phone: 303-620-4529

Kelly has nearly two decades of experience leading large Colorado non-profit organizations. She has devoted more than 25 years working with children and youth, from one of her first jobs in residential treatment to more than two decades engaged with youth conservation corps, where she also helped to launch a charter school. Kelly holds a Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado at Denver, where she has also served as a sociology instructor. She has several publications related to child custody and stigma. She has served on the Corps Network National Board of Directors, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, and the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships Commission.  In her free time you’d likely spot her at a CU sporting event or catching a performance at the DCPA.


Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: Center Township, PA
College: Scripps, UCD
Major: Psychology
Masters: Sociology
Doctorate: Health & Behavioral Sciences
Your Mom Always Said…: “You can do anything boys can do.”
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: The sunny days!
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Linger
Biggest Pet Peeve: People talking loudly on their cell phones in public.
Job You Wouldn't Do In A Million Years: Mortician
Who You Idolize Most: My parents
Your Greatest Extravagance: Travel
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Rocky Mountain National Park
Favorite Sports Team: CU (all sports)
Proudest Accomplishment: Earning my PhD.
Night Owl or Early Bird: Both
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Sports
Favorite Book: “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” by Michael Lewis
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: Being fluent in many languages.
Favorite Bumper Sticker: I eat tofu and I vote.