Kelsey brings 28 years of experience serving Utah’s most vulnerable children and families in several capacities. She earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Child Welfare. Kelsey began her professional endeavors as a DCFS caseworker and went on to launch the first statewide program to recruit foster/adoptive families in Utah. In her nonprofit leadership roles, Kelsey has led statewide advocacy efforts to increase resources and improve public policies that support healthy development and give children a strong start in life. Most recently, Kelsey served as executive director for Kids Who Count, an early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities. Kelsey lives in the Salt Lake Valley with her husband, two sons, and a spoiled cat named Danger Kitty.