As Vice President of Domestic Violence Shelters, Kelly Coyne manages Safe Horizon's eight domestic violence shelters located throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Kelly discovered her passion for helping victims of domestic violence while pursuing an undergraduate degree in public health. While student teaching, one of her 9th grade students was absent for several days. Kelly was shocked to learn that the student had been admitted to the hospital after being physically abused by her boyfriend. This incident inspired Kelly to pursue a career in which she could help victims of violence.
Kelly joined Safe Horizon in 2013 as the director of Prelude House, one of six emergency shelters operated by Safe Horizon. In this role, Kelly became a steadfast advocate for survivors and a recognized leader within the organization.