Kelly Pavao, BSN, RN

Kelly Pavao, MBA, BSN, RN-BC

McLean Hospital Title


Kelly Pavao, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, began her career in 2003 as a nurse for St. Mary’s Home for Children. In 2008, she transitioned to Bradley Hospital on the Adolescent Inpatient Unit and also acted as hospital supervisor.

In 2015, Ms. Pavao joined McLean Hospital and is the nurse manager for the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute, which provides world-class OCD treatment for children and adolescents. In this capacity, she is responsible for the management of the direct care staff and the well-being of the patients in the program.

Education & Training

  • 2003 BSN, Rhode Island College
  • 2021 MBA in Healthcare Management, Fitchburg State University

Board Certifications:
  • 2003 Registered Nurse, Department of Health, State of Rhode Island
  • 2014 Registered Nurse, Board of Registration in Nursing, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2014 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, American Nurses Credentialing Center


Phone: 617.855.4526
Office Address: Belmont campus - East House, Room 156