Kelley Kash

President National Association of State Veterans Homes

Kelley Kash has served as Chief Executive Officer, Maine Veterans’ Homes since October 2007.  MVH is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Maine’s veterans and families. MVH operates six skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, providing care and comfort to 600 veterans and spouses, and employs over 1100 staff. 


Prior to coming to MVH, he concluded a 23-year career in the Air Force Medical Service Corps.  His last active duty posting was as Commander, 18th Medical Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan.   He also served as Director, Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center – Europe, playing a leading role in aeromedical evacuation operations in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. 


He is active in national advocacy and long-term care policy.  He is President of the National Association of State Veterans Homes and a member of the Not-For-Profit Council of the American Health Care Association.  Mr. Kash was recently recognized by Mainebiz Magazine as Nonprofit CEO of the Year.


He graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics and Ohio State University with a Master’s Degree in Hospital and Health Services Administration.  


He and his wife, Ann, live in Nobleboro. 

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