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 RVNA 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 RVNA team and help us define who we are as an organization. Simply put, we couldn’t do what we do without her. No wonder RVNA 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 RVNA moment or story?
Not yet, but every day a new memory is created.
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Meet Katy Johannssen, RVNA’s Director of Business Development
Introducing … Joanna Roche, Development Associate
Introducing Deb Trevelin, Director of Finance
Meet Clint Layog, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Meet Katelyn Wise Scribner, Marketing & Programs Coordinator
Introducing Linda Eglit, RN
Ladies and Gentlemen, Betty Avery, RN
Meet Christine Tracy, Medical Records Compliance Coordinator
Meet Maria Chann, Paraprofessional Coordinator
Meet Crystal Madyda, Physical Therapist
Meet Sebastian Aldana, IT Support Specialist
Meet Dena Davis, LPN
Meet Kendall Krafick, Care Coordinator
Meet HomeCare by RVNA Client Service Coordinator, Jessica Gilmore
Meet physical therapist Jeff Panepento, MSPT, CSCS, CKTP, CDP
Introducing Ros Harris, Administrative Manager
Meet Lynn Karmel, Physical Therapist
Meet April Rodriguez, RN
Meet our National Nurses Week Nurses!