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Staff: Kelsey Riordan
Program Operations Manager
Kelsey Riordan joined Friends of the Children in April 2019. As Program Operations Manager, she has the unique opportunity to support the National Program Team and Friends Network through project management, strategic planning, continuous quality improvement, and creating cross-functionality across departments for the benefit of program development.
Kelsey was raised in Monterey Bay, California, and attended University of California – Santa Barbara, where she graduated with a degree in Global Studies. Kelsey has spent most of her career working for nonprofit organizations in various roles, including customer service, event coordination, project-based work, development/fundraising, and administration services. Since moving to Portland, Oregon, in 2016, Kelsey has enjoyed exploring the great Pacific Northwest’s outdoors and food scene. She loves attending live events (whether music, sporting, or community events), traveling, playing Spades or Euchre with friends, and spending time on the coast.