George Kellar, Executive Director
George Kellar is the Executive Director at Zen Hospice Project, responsible for directing its pioneering integration of social and clinical caregiving services grounded in spirituality and humanity. He also leads all operations across the non-profit organization.
In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer at ZHP, George oversaw the caregiving, facilities and kitchen operations, as well as the nursing, volunteers, finance, administration, marketing, programs and fundraising departments. During this time, he engaged strategic partnerships with organizations such as IDEO and LEK, to enable Zen Hospice Project to expand its impact and reach into a greater audience.
He has over three decades of executive-level leadership experience, and has held numerous positions at the San Francisco Zen Center, one of the largest community-based organizations in the San Francisco Bay area. These roles include: Board member and Chairman of the Board, and finance, vision/strategic planning, fundraising/development and healthcare task force committees. George also serves on the Advisory Board of Rock The Earth, a national non-profit environmental organization committed to protecting natural resources through partnerships within the music industry and environmental community.
He is the founder of Kellar & Associates, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing strategic consulting, interim management and leadership development to both for-profit and non-profit organizations