Kelly, Director of Investigations in the Jacksonville Public Defender's Office who was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, replaces Dr. Chester Aikens as chairman. Aikens continues to serve as a board member.
The other newly elected officers include Teresa H. Davlantes as vice chairman, Ernest Isaac, Jr. as secretary and Frank Mackesy as treasurer.
The board is comprised of seven members. Three members are appointed by Jacksonville's mayor while the other four are appointed by the governor of Florida. Each board member serves a 4-year term.