- Chief Executive for Asian Family Services since AFS autonomy in July 2022; previous role as national director since October 2016.
- After becoming a qualified medical doctor in China, she migrated to New Zealand in 2002. Her medical background and subsequent registration as a social worker in New Zealand has given her a unique perspective and set of skills that she has utilised to great effect in her work.
- For over a decade she has made significant contributions to the mental health and addiction sector and social sector. Her experience in mental health and addiction, as well as her commitment to serving the Asian community, has been the driving force.
- Kelly's work in establishing the Asian Wellbeing Services social enterprise model has been particularly noteworthy, as it has helped to fill an important gap in culturally and linguistically appropriate psychological services for Asians living in Aotearoa. Additionally, her leadership in numerous Asian-focused research projects has helped to raise awareness and understanding of the mental health needs of the Asian community.
- Kelly's successful pilot of Asian Mental Health Services for Waitemata District Health Board in 2007 was another important achievement, highlighting her ability to create innovative solutions to address complex health issues.
- Her passion for the Asian community has been recognised when she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health and Asian communities in 2021.