Danae Kelly

Executive Assistant

Springfield, Virginia

Danae joined the team as Executive Assistant in February 2023. In her primary role, she supports CEO Jo Ann Barefoot and Executive Director David Ehrich with scheduling, travel planning and logistics, and provides additional administrative support.

Danae came to AIR with a diverse career background in account and operations management, logistics, event planning, and executive administration for both nonprofits and consulting firms. Most recently, she spent nearly a decade as an executive assistant at a growing healthcare consulting startup in the Washington D.C. area.

Originally from Indiana, Danae fell in love with Northern Virginia and has called the area home for the past 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and has been a classical pianist since childhood. Living in the D.C. metro area, she pursues numerous other hobbies and interests, including collecting books, tending to her gardens, bonding with her cat, and traveling around the U.S. and abroad.