Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Nina M. Kelly, PhD

Title: Mythologist, Humanitarian, Best Selling Author, Cultural and Arts Activist, Film Producer

Location: Boone, North Carolina, United States


  • American Academy of Religion (former member)
  • Children’s Bureau (past president)
  • Eranos Foundation (former patron board member)
  • Foundation for Mythological Studies (former board director)
  • Friends of Music Society
  • Jung Society of New Orleans (former board director)
  • Kidney Foundation of Louisiana (former trustee-at-large)
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (fundraising chair)
  • Loyola University, School of Music Visiting Committee (chair)
  • Meals on Wheels of America
  • Metropolitan Opera Association
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists
  • New Orleans Ballet Association
  • New Orleans Film Society
  • New Orleans Museum of Art (former fellow)
  • New Orleans Opera Association (past president)
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute (former board director)
  • Parker Methodist Church, Parker Institute (past co-director)
  • Scholars of Biblical Literature (former member)
  • Shreveport Opera Association (past vice president)
  • Shreveport Regional Arts Council (former board director)
  • Shreveport Symphony
  • Society of Children Books, Writers, and Illustrators
  • Southern Repertory Theatre (past president, former board director)
  • Tulane Lyric Theatre
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana
  • Voices in the Dark Theatre (former board director)
  • Women’s Christian Writers Association
  • Young Audiences (former board director)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2024)
  • Honoree, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2024)
  • Proclamation, Achievement for the World Opera Premiere, City of New Orleans (2023)
  • Recipient, Top Lifetime Achievement Award, Carrington Publishers (2020)
  • Honoree, America’s Most Influential Women, International Association of Who’s Who (2020)
  • Honoree, For Commitment to Spreading Knowledge and Art Through Films, DNA Films (2019)
  • Honoree, Pinnacle Professional, Continental Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Diamond Award, Carrington Publishers (2019)
  • Recipient, Quilly Award, “Why Music Matters” (2018)
  • Recipient, Quilly Award, “Breakthrough to Success” (2018)
  • Recipient, Quilly Award, “Success Mastery” (2017)
  • Honoree, Amazon Best Seller, “Success Mastery,” National Academy of Best Selling Authors (2017)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Achievement Award, National Association of Professional Women (2014-2015)
  • Proclamation, New Orleans Opera World Premiere, New Orleans City Council (2003)
  • Recipient, Atticus Award, Southern Repertory Theatre (2001)
  • Recipient, Achievement Award, New Orleans City Council (2000)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Achievement Award, Southwestern Louisiana Education and Referral Center (1984)
  • Honoree, Most Outstanding Dedication of Volunteering for the Juvenile Young Men
  • Recipient, Mom’s Choice Award
  • Recipient, Four Emmy Awards for Documentary, “A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors”
  • Recipient, Humanitarian Award for “Folds of Honor”
  • Recipient, Judges Award for “Dandelion”
  • Inductee, Kappa Delta Pi
  • Honoree, Dean’s List, University of Southwestern Louisiana


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