Kelly Franklin, a long-time agency employee, was promoted from her position as chief operating officer to lead the Betty Griffin Center as CEO on Oct. 1, 2021.
Franklin had served as chief operating officer at the agency since 2011, where she was responsible for providing leadership to direct service providers and prevention advocates, counselors, outreach family advocates and community educators – and provided oversight to many other agency programs.
She served as outreach coordinator for three years prior to that. Franklin originally joined Betty Griffin Center in 2002 as its shelter director, where she served through 2008.
She received her master’s degree in social work from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of North Florida
“As a recent survivor of breast cancer, I know the difference support makes in a person’s healing journey, and I want to thank the St. Johns County community for their support of our agency over the years…and encourage their continued support in the future.”