Episode 30 – Kelli Dobner – The Power of Culture

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This week’s Make Meaning guest, Kelli Dobner, Chief Advancement Officer at Samaritas, talks about culture, community, and connection to a higher purpose, and how she successfully rallies some 2,000 employees around a cause and a vision. It has something to do with taking chances and dressing up like a rock – you have to be all in, if you want everyone else to be!

Ms. Dobner joined Samaritas in 2017, bringing a proud history of creating “a culture of ambassadorship.” She has built a career on the principles of communication, community-building and concern for the greater good.

In 2018, she was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine’s Notable Women in Nonprofits. In 2016, she was recognized as Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 by L. Brooks Patterson. Says Kelli, “It is imperative to connect people across the agency and in the community, so we can all work together to realize impact and deepen our involvement in building healthy, happy communities.”