Kamloops CEO charged with assault taking leave of absence

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KAMLOOPS — The top employee of a social services organization in Kamloops is taking a leave of absence after charges accusing her of domestic assault were made public last week.

Interior Community Services CEO Kelly Ann Kelland, born 1962, is accused of committing an assault last month in Monte Creek.

The organization is a non-profit which offers families and individuals social services and support. It offers programs for housing, literacy, social wellness, counselling and support for family care.

After Kelland’s departure, the organization’s board of directors released the following statement:

"The Board of Directors for Interior Community Services would like the community to know that we are in full support of Kelly Kelland, and expect that she will be fully exonerated of the charges currently before the courts. In the meantime, we respect her decision to take a leave of absence for the interest of the agency, until this private matter is resolved."

Kelland is due back in court Aug. 31.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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