Board of Directors
William G. Smith, Chairman
Lucia B. Williams, Secretary
Michael D. Scales, Vice Chairman
Rebecca A. Farrington, Treasurer
David S. Owens, Jr.
Shelley R. Sylva, Esquire
Denise Ray-Shields, Ph.D.
Regan P. Kelly, NET President and CEO
Emeritus Board of Directors
Lawrence J. Devlin
With over 35 years of experience as a mission driven leader in the behavioral health and social service industries, Regan Kelly is committed to improving services to families and individuals of all ages. Having served her entire career in the greater Philadelphia region, she has been deeply involved in local systems transformation initiatives in fields of child welfare, mental health and recovery services. Following 10 years as Vice President of Youth and Family Services at NET Centers , she assumed the role of CEO and President in 2013 and is responsible for the strategic direction , operations, and ongoing development of a multi-system, multi-state social service organization with 15 sites throughout the mid-atlantic region.
Prior to NET, Regan held operational and systems development roles at several behavioral health organizations in Pennsylvania, including the Behavioral Health Training and Education Network, which functioned as an extension of Community Behavioral Health (CBH) at the time; served as Philadelphia’s first coordinator of the Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP), a systems change initiative funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); served as a Committee Co-Chair for the Mayors Blue Ribbon Commission (2007); and served as the first Director of the Living In Family Environments (LIFE) program in Philadelphia, a state funded demonstration program designed to develop community alternatives to institutional care for youth. Under her leadership as a Vice President, NET was selected by the Department of Human Services to implement a child welfare transformation initiative designed to bring child welfare case management into the community under the Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) model. Since assuming the role of CEO, Regan has led NET to become the only Certified Community Behavioral Heath Center (CCBHC) in Philadelphia, a model designed to integrate mental health, addictions, and physical health care services, and expanded the continuum of addictions services to include several new resources to serve individuals with an opiate use disorder.
She brings extensive knowledge of quality assurance practices, performance-based contracting, and managed care financial models with expertise in organizational and strategic planning, policy development, implementation of internal and external systems controls, as well as fiscal and program management that is results-oriented and mission-driven. Regan received her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from DeSales University.