After earning a business administration degree from Abilene Christian University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Baylor University School of Law, Chelsea moved to Tyler and worked for several local law firms, gaining valuable experience before opening her own legal practice in 2010. While she enjoyed law, it was a family health emergency that steered Chelsea towards her true calling. When her father was diagnosed with cancer, Chelsea took over his role as the primary caregiver for her beloved grandfather. “That was the start of my journey into assisted living and my calling to work with people who often times depend on others to be their voice,” Chelsea said. “I realized that what I wanted most was to serve others and be a true advocate.”
Most recently, Chelsea served as Executive Director of Primrose Retirement Community, a 104-bed facility consisting of assisted living, independent living and memory care patients. Prior to that, she was the Director of Operations for Capstone Healthcare Staffing in Tyler, managing two offices and supervising the work of more than 500 healthcare providers.
Chelsea will start in her new position as the new Executive Director of BVT in February 2022.
With extensive experience working with patients’ rights and managing assisted living communities, Chelsea will transition seamlessly into her new role at BVT where she will manage day-to-day operations, ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and connect with the Tyler community while supervising a staff of over 60 personnel. She will guide BVT’s growth in the coming years as they implement new programs and seek opportunities for expansion.