Kelly Durden Posey is our People and Culture Manager. In this newly created role, Kelly oversees all human resources functions and partners with staff to enhance organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts in support of the global DRF/DRAF team. Drawing from her background as a social justice lawyer and HR Professional as well as her lived experience as a queer, neurodivergent mother of children with disabilities, Kelly is committed to creating space for team members to find true work/life integration.
Kelly began her career in nonprofit services as a social justice lawyer, focused on removing barriers to accessibility of the law. In 2013, she led the southeast region’s first LGBTQ Law Center, providing community education and direct legal services to increase employment opportunities for the LGBTQ community. In 2016, she began working with corporations in HR to help eliminate discriminatory barriers to employment and cultivate inclusive, accessible workplaces. Most recently, Kelly was the Lead DEI consultant at Inspired Inclusivity Consulting where she helped businesses create inclusive and accessible policies. She has also conducted continuing legal education courses and speaking engagements promoting inclusivity with an emphasis on identities at the intersections of race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, mental health, wellness and unseen diversity.
Kelly earned a BA in English and Spanish at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Wilmington, a JD at UNC School of Law, and a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate at the University of South Florida. When Kelly is not working, she can either be found transforming thrifted materials into upcycled fashions or creating DIY adaptive crafts and equipment to meet the needs of her three energetic kids.