Jana’s Campaign is excited to announce that Kelley Parker, formerly the organization’s Associate Director, has been hired as the new Executive Director, effective October 4.
“Hiring an executive director was one of our priorities as a board because of the incredible rate at which we are expanding, both in Kansas and Colorado and throughout the country,” says board President Heather Lambert. “Kelley has already proven to be an invaluable asset to our team, and we are confident she has what it takes to take us to the next level”.
Parker holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University and has spent her career working with nonprofit organizations. She has been involved with Jana’s Campaign since its inception in 2009, serving as a member and officer of the Board of Directors before joining the staff in 2014. “I am thrilled and humbled to lead this organization into its next phase,” Parker said. “The prevention work that we are doing in secondary schools, colleges and universities, and in communities is truly making an impact in Kansas, Colorado, and beyond.”
Parker will be leading Jana’s Campaign from a new branch office in Colorado Springs, while the organization’s headquarters will remain in Hays, KS.
Jana’s Campaign is a national education and gender violence prevention organization located in Hays, Kansas. Jana’s Campaign was created in honor of Jana Mackey who lost her life to domestic violence in 2008. Mackey, a Hays High School graduate, was a second-year law student at the University of Kansas and had spent years herself volunteering and helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Lawrence.