Team Bios


Kelly Davis, MS

Kelly Davis is the Associate Vice President of Peer and Youth Advocacy at Mental Health America, where she works on the expansion of peer support and young adult leadership in mental health. She is passionate about lived experience-driven programs, policies, organizations, and research. 

Kelly has been awarded the Disruptive Innovator Award by the National Association of Peer Supporters and the National Peer Leader of the Year Award by Peerpocalypse. She is a certified yoga teacher and holds a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center. Kelly and her work have appeared in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, NBC Nightly News, Psychiatric Services, and the White House. She recently completed her master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania where she served as a research assistant in the Perelman School of Medicine studying lived experience perspectives of inpatient psychiatric units. She is currently completing a certificate of specialization in mental health leadership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.