Kelly Klein has always been drawn to helping others – both people and their furry friends. It’s completely fitting that she landed on our door step in the Human Resources department, where helping RVNAhealth staff members is central to what she does. She’s a support to employees from the moment they walk in the door, a cheerleader, and a voice of reason. Kelly works tirelessly to build the strength of our RVNAhealth team and help us define who we are as an organization. Simply put, we couldn’t do what we do without her. No wonder RVNAhealth was recently named a Top Workplace for the 7th time! Here’s a little more about one of the forces behind our excellent staff.
Where did you grow up? Where do you reside now?
I grew up in Boca Raton Florida. From there I moved to Maryland for high school, went to college in Delaware, then moved to NYC. So pretty much the East Coast.
What brought you to RVNA?
After moving to Ridgefield two years ago, I heard great things about RVNA’s community initiatives. I wanted to work here, so I applied!
Describe your role at RVNA?
Human Resources encompasses the entire employee “life cycle,” including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, employee orientation and engagement, performance management, and employee departures.
How long have you worked here?
What is your favorite part of your job?
Knowing I work for such a great agency and how every day I can make a difference to our employees’ work environment.
Did you ever consider another profession and/or becoming a nurse?
A social worker has always been in the back of my mind. Not too long ago I wanted to become an Animal Control Officer. Now, I think about what it would be like to be a Hospice Nurse.
What do you love to do when you’re not working?
Anything with family and friends.
What is your hidden talent?
Not really a talent, but I love karaoke!
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would buy a farm and help rehabilitate injured and abused animals.
Do you have a favorite RVNAhealth moment or story?
Not yet, but every day a new memory is created.