Portrait of Kellie Hawkins, a middle-aged Black woman

Kellie Hawkins

Partner, EKA


Kellie Hawkins has held distinguished positions in both the public and private sectors. She currently works as a lobbyist at EKA where she leads the firm’s education, health, and social services practice areas. Kellie has also served as the chief operating officer for the National Health Foundation (NHF), advised senior administration officials in the United States Department of Health and Human Services, served in the administration of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and worked as an epidemiologist for the Los Angeles County Department of Health. In addition to her professional career, Kellie is civically engaged and serves on the boards of Coro Southern California and Climate Resolve. After attending Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, Kellie earned a degree from Howard University and received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Southern California.


"This is an opportunity for me to uplift the work of this world-class hospital so others can know the quality healthcare being delivered in South Los Angeles."