Welcome to the Child Protection Coalition.

Please join us in improving the system that cares for children.

Nellie Kelly

Nellie Kelly

Executive Director

Nellie Kelly is the Executive Director of the Child Protection Coalition. Kelly has 15 years of experience serving Tulsa nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and Transitional Living Centers of Oklahoma. Before coming to the Coalition, she worked as marketing director and waiting child coordinator for Dillon International, a nonprofit international adoption agency.

Kelly’s interest in helping children and families began in 1999 when, while working as a reporter at the Tulsa World, she became a foster parent for the Department of Human Services. She continued fostering until the fall of 2015, when her fourth adoption was finalized.

Kelly is committed to working with community partners so that abused and neglected children receive the protection, justice and healing they deserve.

Sierra Adams

Sierra Adams

Project Coordinator

Sierra Adams is the Project Coordinator for the Child Protection Coalition. Sierra joined the Coalition in 2017 after working over 5 years as a foster parent recruiter. Her passion for children in state custody motivated her and her husband to become licensed foster parents and in 2018 they finalized their first adoption.

Adams is a western Oklahoma native, but put down roots in Tulsa in 2016. She is constantly amazed by the CPC members and the incredible work they do for vulnerable and marginalized populations in Tulsa County. Being the project coordinator allows her to be in the background of all the exciting initiatives of the Coalition.

Sierra has a husband, two children, two dogs and a love of crafting. She is mostly motivated by serving the community and Mexican food.