Rick Kellar

Rick Kellar, MBA

President, Peg’s Foundation

Rick has led the Peg’s Foundation since 2005, pursuing improvements in access to care, behavioral health capacity, and criminal justice reform as it relates to the mentally ill, believing efforts to advance mental health care in Ohio can serve as a template for the nation.

Prior to this role, Rick spent 28 years in the U.S. Army including service in the Infantry and Special Forces (Green Beret). His work included a variety of leadership positions at the Joint Special Operations Command and at the Pentagon as the Director of Resourcing for the United States Army Operations and Readiness initiative, supervising an $8.6-billion annual program. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point.