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Kelly Colopy is the Director of the Health and Human Services Department for the City
of Long Beach, CA. The Department has over 300 employees in 30 programs working
with community partners focused on improving the health of people in Long Beach.
Kelly has spent the past 20 years working in organizations that supported public health
and social services at both the State, County and local levels. Prior to her coming to
Long Beach, she:
Managed the public mental health network in Salt Lake County, Utah, as Network
Director for Optum Salt Lake County’s 225 provider network
Served as the Associate Director for Salt Lake County’s Human Services
Department, providing leadership in the areas of public health, aging services,
behavioral health, community development, criminal justice services and jail re-
entry, youth at risk, and library services
Served as the Research Director for the State of Utah Division of Substance
Abuse and Research Consultant in the Executive Director’s Office for State of
Utah Department of Human Services.
Evaluated Federal education programs that served youth in low-income
Kelly holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and a bachelor’s
degree in Political Science, with a minor in Mathematics, from Smith College.