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2017-01-27 / Top 100 People

Kelli Ruiz

Executive Director

United Homeowners of Pennsylvania and PHA Wellness Foundation

Kelli Ruiz has more than 25 years of management experience and is the executive director for United Homeowners of Pennsylvania (UHoP) and PHA Wellness Foundation, whose overall mission is to encourage Pennsylvania residents to be informed about issues that impact their well-being through empowering them to make decisions that will optimize their health.

In her first six months as executive director, Ruiz’ aggressive timeline and ambitious rebranding efforts resulting in a new name and strategic direction for the organization. She created new critical success factors, overhauled the member services package and clarified the organization’s mission.

Prior to joining UHoP and PHA Wellness Foundation, Ruiz spent ten years as the director of education at Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania.

In her spare time, Ruiz is an active member of the Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society and the Greater Johnstown High School Band. She was the former president of the band, the Kernville Konnects Community Organization and served as the athletic coordinator for the Central Catholic Athletic Organization.

Ruiz graduated summa cum laude from Mount Aloysius College where she earned her B.S. and M.B.A

She has a husband of 31 years, along with three sons and two grandsons.

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