Meet the Team

Kelly Furnas, Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Furnas

Kelly Furnas, Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Furnas became Chief Operating Officer of Operation Kindness in July 2021, following her roles as Director of Operations and Volunteer Services in recent years. Her responsibilities include the day-to-day running of the shelter, including medical, operations, and facilities. She has been involved with Operation Kindness since 2015.

As COO, her goals include helping Operation Kindness have the largest impact on lifesaving in North Texas, enhancing her team’s skills, and finding process improvements that allow us to save more lives.

Previously, she worked in various senior leadership and operations roles in the financial services industry before finding her dream job with Operation Kindness. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Texas A&M University.

At home, Kelly loves spending time with her cat, Smokey (an Operation Kindness alumni), and her dog, Quinn. As an A&M grad, you will find her rooting for her Aggies during every game. She also loves to cook and even acted as a judge in a local cooking competition!