Kelly Gillooly M.Ed, LCADC, has worked at UofL Health for 10 years. She is currently the system director of behavioral health at UofL Health – Peace Hospital.
Kelly assesses behavioral health needs across the commonwealth, provides input for systemwide strategic planning, business development and community outreach, and maintains ongoing communication with referral sources to promote behavioral health across the organization.
As system director for behavioral health, Kelly connects people within the organization so patients and providers have easy access to behavioral health services.
When asked what her favorite part about working for UofL Health is, Kelly said “I love the people that I work with! I also feel proud to work for a health care system where we respect and celebrate everyone for who they are.”
Kelly’s goal for UofL Health is to expand treatment services and provide strategic input for behavioral health services to reach all patients.
Kelly lives out UofL Health’s mission every day by making patient-centered care a priority. She focuses on how a patient will be impacted and considers how a patient may feel any time she is working on a project or considering outreach.
Kelly was born and raised here in Louisville and attended Mercy Academy.
One thing you may not know about Kelly is that she lived in Los Angeles for nearly nine years. She was also a setter on University of Louisville’s volleyball team and coached varsity boys’ volleyball at Trinity High School for five years.
When she’s not working, you can catch Kelly reading “People” magazine, listening to the podcast “Your Favorite Things with Wells and Brandi,” watching “Yellowstone” on TV or enjoying chips and salsa.
“I love fashion, exercising, traveling to new places and watching sports,” Kelly said. “I love to exercise because I feel good after its over and then I get to enjoy sweet treats!”
Are you interested in volunteer work? Kelly has an amazing experience to share. She has volunteered in Belize and Nicaragua building houses for families in need.
If you see Kelly out and about, be sure to say “hello” and ask her about her volleyball career or her favorite vacation spot. She would love to get to know you!