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Ms. Kelly Bruno

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Chief Operating Officer

National Health Foundation
515 S. Figueroa Street Suite 1300
Los Angeles , California 90071
United States

Company Description: Established in 1973, the National Health Foundation (NHF) is an innovative leader in seeking ways to improve the healthcare delivery system. One of the Foundation's...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MSW
  • Masters degree , Social Work
    California State Long Beach
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Meet Our Staff, 31 Oct 2014 [cached]
Kelly Bruno, MSW
Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (213) 538-0708
Kelly Bruno is an experienced social service & health care executive, with over 15 years of service in the non-profit industry. Currently the Vice President of Programs for the National Health Foundation (NHF), Ms. Bruno designs, develops and implements programs that focus on healthcare system delivery change and insuring the uninsured population. Currently, in response to patient dumping concerns in Los Angeles, Ms. Bruno is leading a collaborative effort with the County of Los Angeles, public and private hospitals, and other local organizations to double the number of recuperative care beds available to homeless patients discharged from hospitals needing aftercare.
Prior to joining NHF, Ms. Bruno was Vice President at ONEgeneration; a national model of intergenerational shared-site programming that joins adult daycare for frail seniors with childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. In addition to managing the operations for these licensed and accredited programs, Ms. Bruno collaborated with researchers at both Penn State University and Virginia Tech to conduct, publish and present research studies confirming the benefits of this program for young children and persons with memory disorders. Under Ms. Bruno’s administration, this intergenerational program garnered national attention, receiving coverage on “Good Morning America†and “The Today Show.†Over the course of her 10 years at ONEgeneration, Ms. Bruno promoted the adoption of and was a staunch advocate for intergenerational programs.
In addition to her career in the nonprofit industry, Ms. Bruno has committed much of her personal time to serving on volunteer boards for other nonprofit organizations such as Tierra del Sol Foundation, Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project, Accredited Home Health Foundation and Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center.
Ms. Bruno is trained in both gerontology and early childhood education, has her Masters degree in Social Work from California State Long Beach as well as a California Nursing Home Administrators license.
Tierra del Sol Board of Directors | Tierra del Sol, 7 Aug 2014 [cached]
Kelly Bruno, Immediate Past President
Interview with Kelly Bruno (News) [cached]
Interview with Kelly Bruno
Kelly Bruno, Vice President of Intergenerational Programming, ONEgeneration
"The losses associated with Alzheimer's disease are so huge," states Kelly Bruno, Vice President of Intergenerational Programming; "many day-to-day tasks get taken away from the person with Alzheimer's," which can result in a feeling of uselessness. Participation in an intergenerational program allows these older adults to feel needed and purposeful, through nurturing the children. At the same time, notes Bruno, children receive encouragement and support, while developing empathy and a healthy sense of aging.
Ms. Bruno was most excited by the research showing that all patients showed such benefits, regardless of the severity of cognitive impairment, and that frequency is related to the amount of benefit.
Bruno notes that, "Alzheimer's adult day care programs were developed primarily to help family caregivers. With the advent of programs like ONEgeneration, adult day care is seen as a way to add quality of life for the person suffering from Alzheimer's. ONEgeneration operates as a not-for-profit, and ONEgeneration Daycare has proven to be a self-sustainable venture. Bruno believes it serves as an innovative "business model" as well, and she states that "such a model is now imperative as employees continue to face the challenge of caring for children and a growing aging population."
The ONEgeneration program is being replicated in California, and other states have also shown interest. In addition to research, Bruno and her colleagues provide staff training and consulting to organizations interested in shared-site intergenerational daycare. For more information about the ONEgeneration program and the research mentioned above, go to or email Ms. Bruno at
Interview with Kelly Bruno
Our Staff, 31 Oct 2014 [cached]
Kelly Bruno, MSW Chief Operating Officer
Kelly Bruno, Chief Operating ..., 7 Oct 2013 [cached]
Kelly Bruno, Chief Operating Officer, National Health Foundation
There is Still a Need for Recuperative Care Programs By Kelly Bruno
Kelly Bruno is an experienced social service and health care executive, with over 15 years of service in the nonprofit industry. Currently COO for the National Health Foundation, Ms. Bruno has designed, developed and implemented programs that focus on health care system delivery change and insuring the uninsured. She is trained in both gerontology and early childhood education, has her master's degree in Social Work from California State Long Beach as well as a California Nursing Home Administrators license.
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