Policy and Advocacy Director, EverThrive Illinois
Kelsie Landers is a public health policy expert with five years of experience with legislative and administrative advocacy, addressing the most pressing problems facing women, children, and families. Kelsie currently serves as Policy and Advocacy Director at EverThrive Illinois. In her role, she advocates statewide and nationally for greater access to high-quality, affordable health care for all people and leads efforts to address the ongoing maternal mortality and morbidity crisis in Illinois. Before EverThrive Illinois, Kelsie served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, where she advocated for greater access to the SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, and WIC programs. Kelsie was born in a small town in Kendall County and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She graduated from the School of Public Health at Indiana University, Bloomington, and received her Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. In her free time, Kelsie enjoys being in nature and reading to her daughter. Kelsie is an avid fan of live music and enjoys going to concerts with her husband and friends. Kelsie would not be where she is today if it weren’t for the strong, intelligent women in her life who have coached her along the way.