|Kelly A. Walenda Named AVP/Assistant General Counsel at Kennedy Health System|
|Tuesday, July 08, 2014|
Kelly A. Walenda, Esq, has been appointed as Vice President/Assistant General Counsel with the Kennedy Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery system in southern New Jersey. In her new role at Kennedy, Ms. Walenda will be responsible for legal matters that include: employment, patient rights, HIPAA, Graduate Medical Education, EMTALA and various other contract and compliance issues.
Ms. Walenda joins Kennedy from Virtua Health in southern New Jersey, where she had been employed as Assistant General Counsel since 2003. Her professional career also includes 10 years with Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia, Pa., where she was an Associate with the firm, specializing in labor and employment law.
A 1989 graduate of Illinois State University, where she earned bachelor degrees in both psychology and sociology, Ms.Walenda is a 1992 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.
She is a member of the American Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ms. Walenda is also a member of the New Jersey Hospital Association. She resides with her husband and three children in Voorhees, NJ.