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Kelly Harder, Human Services Senior Program Officer

Kelly Harder

Senior Program Officer
Human Services

Kelly Harder is a senior program officer with the Human Services Program at The Kresge Foundation. He joined the foundation in 2019. Previously, Kelly served as the director of community services at Dakota County, Minnesota, where he was responsible for leading the county’s health, human services, corrections, veterans, workforce and eligibility programs. 

Kelly has worked most of his career in county and non-profit human service agencies in a variety of roles. 

A native of southwest Minnesota, he earned a Bachelor of Science in social work and business administration from Concordia University in Moorhead, Minnesota and a Master of Social Work from the University of North Dakota.

Kelly has previously served on the board of the American Public Human Services Association and has supported numerous nonprofit organizations with board development and strategic planning.