Kelli Barry Joins Baystate Franklin as Philanthropy Officer
GREENFIELD — Kelli Barry has joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center as a philanthropy officer with the Baystate Health Foundation. She brings a variety of fund-raising experiences to her new role, most recently as the vice president of Development for Easter Seals Massachusetts, where she oversaw special events, foundation grants, and giving campaigns. Barry spent 14 years with the American Cancer Society (ACS), serving as the national director for Mission Integration for the Relay For Life. During that time, she developed a comprehensive plan to integrate the ACS mission priorities of health promotion, quality of life, and research, and to foster survivor/caregiver engagement through Relay For Life. Later, as ACS vice president of Income Development for Massachusetts, New England Division, Barry managed a statewide fund-raising team, oversaw budget development and management, and promoted volunteer and constituent engagement. In 2012, Barry was awarded the Massachusetts Unsung Heroine Award by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for her work with the American Cancer Society. “Making the move to Baystate Health and Baystate Franklin Medical Center is a personal cause for me,” she said. “My family members have received excellent care within our practices and hospitals, and I am dedicated to promoting strong, community-based healthcare in Western Mass.” A graduate of St. Anselm College with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Barry earned her master’s degree in public administration from American International College in Springfield.