Chief Development Officer
Kelli Dobner is
the chief development officer at the Judson Center, a non-profit human service
agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and
families throughout southeast Michigan. In two years with the agency, Dobner said
she increased revenue by 150 percent to $2.6 million. She converted the culture
of the 92-year-old center to focus on the impact it makes for more than 4,000
children and families it serves each year. Dobner changed the team structure, inspiring a
new culture of engagement across the agency with board, staff and the external
community. She also rebranded the center and led the merger of the center and
Child Safe Michigan, another Oakland County organization with similar services.
Dobner was awarded the National Strategic Effectiveness Award from the American
Diabetes Association for improving the association’s effectiveness in the
community. She is involved with several organizations including the Detroit
Economic Club's Career Readiness Academy – a six-month pilot program to help
prepare high school students from southeast Michigan for successful careers
after they complete high school or college.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Oakland University and her
master’s degree from Wayne State University.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.