Kelly Breeding

Executive Director

Kelly Breeding is a clinical social worker with extensive experience in building community partnerships, non-profit leadership, fundraising, and program development. Ms. Breeding’s clinical practice has afforded her the opportunity to work among diverse populations with a specialization in trauma and life transitions as well as providing community out-reach for at-risk individuals and families.

Ms. Breeding earned her B.A. in Communications and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida, and has been trained in mindfulness-based therapies and applied behavior analysis. Ms. Breeding maintains a strong conviction for working with individuals involved in systems of care that face challenges throughout the context of their lives.

In February 2016, Ms. Breeding was selected to be the Executive Director of ART International Training and Research, Inc. where she oversees all policies and procedures and strategic and operational responsibility for ART International’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

In addition to her work with the organization, Ms. Breeding has been a volunteer in many capacities in our community since moving to Tampa in 1998. She has been an active board member of LAMPLighters for 7 years, chairing their annual fundraiser, (2011-2013) and served as President of the organization 2015-2016. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Metropolitan Ministries since 2014, and continues to provide support and guidance to the Social Enterprise efforts of the organization.