Meet SCCOG Administration Staff

Kelly M. Smith - Finance Director

Kelly manages the financial strategy and operations of a company,more than 200 employees and total revenue for fiscal year 2016 of $6.6 million. Smith is committed to maximizing sound strategy for continued long-term success, and maintaining a high level of integrity and transparency.

Prior to South Central Council of Governments, Smith was the Director of Revenue Cycle for Mt. San Rafael Hospital where she partnered with the hospitals' Rural Health Clinic, Patient Financial Services, Patient Care Unit, Emergency Department, Surgery Department, Radiology, Information Technology, Medical Records and Clinical Documentation to improve revenues and develop strategic long-range planning processes for continued revenue capture.

Smith has worked extensively in various financial capacities over her career and has held positions in computer manufacturing as a financial analyst, gas and oil industry as a cost accountant, and community college as adjunct business instructor.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.


Amber Velasquez - Accounts Payable

Amber has been employed at SCCOG since August 2007 as Accounts Payable Specialist. She makes sure that all contractors are paid, collects and maintains the W-9 and insurance documents for contractors. Amber reconciles all agency bank accounts to make sure SCCOG balances on a monthly basis. Amber analyzes vendor accounts to ensure all invoices have been received and paid in a timely manner.


LaVonne Ellenbecker - Administrative Assistant

LaVonne has recently joined SCCOG as administrative assistant and board secretary. Her unique organizational skills makes her a great addition to SCCOG. LaVonne assists with Meals-On-Wheels program, certifications and re-certifications for the TEFAP and SCFP Care and Share program, handles the front desk in the office, maintains social media and website content and directs calls for services to the appropriate program directors. LaVonne will also direct inquiries for services not provided by SCCOG to the appropriate agencies.