Chelsey is a skilled government relations professional with more than 20 years of combined experience in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the private sector. Chelsey worked on Capitol Hill for over 10 years, covering a broad range of issues, including budget, tax, water, energy, interior, transportation, defense and foreign affairs. During her time on the Hill, Chelsey served as the Chief of Staff to Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, a senior member of the House and the top Republican on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which oversees all federal spending. She also worked for a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Chelsey worked as a technical writer and editor.
Chelsey’s areas of expertise include coalition-building, grassroots organization, strategic planning, project management, writing, and editing. She works on a wide array of clients covering a variety of issues, and has made patient advocacy a particular focus. Chelsey was one of the key architects of the Race to Yes initiative, which resulted in the first-ever FDA approval for a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.