Kelly Papa, President & CEO
Kelly Papa, MSN, RN, is Duncaster’s President and CEO. Most recently, Kelly held the position of Vice President of Strategy and Community Life at Duncaster. Her broad and extensive experience in aging services includes serving as a director of nursing and a clinical educator. She is also a national consultant to dementia care and leadership development programs. Kelly has researched, published and presented at numerous national conferences on topics including: building learning organizations, creativity in staff development, person-centered care, dementia care, leading change and leadership development. Her most recently published book was titled Effective Nurse Leadership: Transforming Long Term Care. She was a fellow of LeadingAge’s first Leadership Academy class in 2007, and served as a coach for the National Leadership Academy. For the past seven years, Kelly has facilitated Connecticut’s LeadingAge Leadership Academy. In 2013, she served as Chair of the Workforce Development Committee for the State of Connecticut’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Kelly earned her BSN from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire and her MSN from the University of Saint Joseph. She currently serves on the boards of Connecticut League for Nursing and the Connecticut Center for Nursing Workforce.