120x450px Kelly Anderson joined the Nepal Youth Foundation as Chief Executive Officer in November 2015, bringing almost 30 years’ experience in the non-profit sector.

Partnering closely with NYF President Som Paneru in Nepal, Kelly oversees NYF’s US office in Sausalito and helps to ensure sufficient resources are available for Nepal Youth Foundation’s essential programs providing shelter, health, education, and freedom for some of the world’s most destitute children.

Building on NYF’s tradition of empowering Nepali leadership to transform the lives of Nepali children and youth, Kelly’s priorities include ensuring a strong US headquarters, coordinating with dedicated leaders of global chapters, and supporting the Board of Directors in their governance role.

Since 1987, Kelly has held volunteer and leadership positions with local and statewide nonprofit organizations addressing social justice issues affecting the health and wellbeing of women and children.

Kelly grew up in a Midwestern town of 1,200 people, and attended the University of Michigan where she graduated with honors. After receiving her first passport at age 20, she’s been exploring the wider world ever since, visiting over 20 countries on five continents.

Joining NYF has given Kelly a profound respect for the Nepalese people, and deep interest in learning more about the country and its culture.

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