Community Partners Taps Kelly Powell To Serve As New CEO

Kelly Powell

Community Partners of South Florida recently named Wellington resident Kelly Powell as its new CEO.

“We are thrilled to share a momentous milestone in our journey of growth and transformation as we introduce Kelly Powell as the new chief executive officer of Community Partners of South Florida,” Board Chair Charlotte Pelton said. “Kelly’s visionary approach and strategic acumen are certain to propel CPSFL to new heights. We eagerly anticipate the fresh perspectives and the insights she will bring to our organization.”

Powell has a strong background in the nonprofit sector, with a particular focus on child injury prevention, since 1998. As program director of Safe Kids in 2009, she brought the program to CPSFL. In 2019, Powell was prompted to join CPSFL as vice president of community services, with the aim of making a meaningful difference in the lives of underserved residents of Palm Beach County by bridging access gaps to life-changing programs.

In 2021, as a result of her profound sense of responsibility to her community and expertise in creating systems that would progress CPSFL forward, Powell was promoted to chief operating officer. And in 2023, she was asked to wear dual hats as her position was elevated to include executive vice president.

Now, as the new CEO of Community Partners of South Florida, Powell is excited to lead the organization into its next chapter. Her strong leadership will continue to be a force for good in the community, and pivotal in strengthening the organization’s mission and vision.

“We firmly believe that Kelly is the ideal leader to guide us into the future,” Pelton said. “Her leadership will not only ensure our continued success but also foster a culture built on transparency, integrity and collaboration. With Kelly at the helm as our new CEO, we are confident that together we will achieve even greater success.”

Housing Partnership Inc., doing business as Community Partners of South Florida, is a comprehensive community development nonprofit agency headquartered in Riviera Beach that connects communities with equitable access to housing and financial literacy, child and family behavioral health, and community-based programs all designed to help families thrive. For more information, visit or call (561) 841-3500.