Senior Manager of Research and Advocacy
Chelsey comes to GBS-CIDP Foundation International as the Advocacy Manager. She previously held the title of Associate Director, Industry and Government Relations at another rare disease patient advocacy organization. Chelsey brings 4 ½ years of experience in working with rare disease patient communities to advocate to the federal and state government for research funding and fair healthcare regulations. Chelsey holds an MPH degree from Temple University, and is passioniate about the relationship between research, policy/laws, and the community. In her spare time, Chelsey loves reading mystery/thriller novels and walking her American Bulldog, Moose.
“My favorite part of my job is the passion that people bring! I especially love taking people on their first Congressional visit – either virtual or on Capitol Hill – and watching them become a pro at speaking to Members of Congress and their staff. Everyone usually starts out nervous, but by the end of each meeting is confident and powerful.”