Kelsey serves as Chair of the Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council. The Council advises Disability Rights Oregon’s Board and staff about issues impacting the civil rights of people with mental health conditions who live in residential facilities or are being held in hospitals, jails, or prisons.
The Council is comprised of individuals who are or who have been consumers of mental health services, family members, attorneys, mental health providers, mental health professionals, individuals from the public who are knowledgeable about mental health conditions, and providers of mental health services.
As PAIMI Council Chair, Kelsey’s responsible for helping lead the development of Disability Rights Oregon’s goals in upholding the civil and human rights of people with mental illness and tracking the organization’s progress toward reaching those goals. As Council Chair, she is a voting Board member.
Previously, she served as secretary of the PAIMI Advisory Council. She participated in a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) audit of Disability Rights Oregon.
Born in Oregon City, Kelsey is currently a college student in pursuit of a law degree. She hopes to become a civil and human rights attorney.