CHELSEA RANGER, PA, MHS
I grew up in Alabama within a family that had lived around the world. A part of me is, therefore, rooted in home and tradition, alongside an insatiable need to explore. I was taught to see the world as an accessible playground and to see its people as, by and large, the same.
My initial education focused on global entrepreneurship, corporate communication, and languages (German, Spanish, Italian.) Simultaneously, I have spent much time volunteering between long-term hospital care; in schools, teaching under-privledged children, immigrants, and refugees; and in delivering meals to the homeless and home-bound elderly.
Ultimately, I was drawn to pursue a career in medicine, and thus earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Health Biology at Spring Hill College, as well as a Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant* (PA) Studies from the University of South Alabama.
My medical career began in a private practice dedicated to digestive and liver disease. There, I specialized as a hepatology / gastroenterology PA and began treating patients cross-functionally with multiple teams of clinicians, supporting clinical trials, managing severe weight loss programs, as well as training clinical and didactic PA students in hepatobiliary care.
In 2009, I relocated to Oslo, Norway, at which point I made a career change into the medical industry. For several years, I worked for AMRA Medical AB, a digital health and medical imaging SaaS / SaMD start-up from Linköping, Sweden. My roles included: General Manager of Norway, Chief Business Development Officer, and SVP Commercial & Market Strategy, as well as:
Business Area Lead, driving / expanding two therapeutic divisions, from pilot clinical program development to big data / international consortia
Partnership Lead, central point of contact for all global stakeholder relationships, from gov't to orgs. to KOLs and including development of the Scientific Advisory Board
Commercial Lead, developing corporate communications strategy and oversight of all comms activities & events (50+ globally)
Business Coaching, both internally and externally: female leadership and management + science-to-sales translation
In 2019, I began C. Ranger Consulting, through which I now work with a large number of local, national, and international players across the life science ecosystem to develop and implement strategies that drive positive decisions & outcomes for the medical field at-large.
*In English speaking countries (US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand), a Physician Assistant (PA) is a nationally certified / state licensed clinical practitioner who evaluates and treats patients on the medical model of a physician. Read here.
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What I Do
Personally, I am one of the first members of the 2019-founded Norway Chapter of Women in Global Health, including our WGHN COVID-19 Task Force. I am also a member of Oda Nettverk and PWN Norway, and was one of the co-founders of the Oslo Writers League. I am the Founder / Daglig Leder of a local neighborhood organization called Kampen Pride, through which we work to support our local LGBTQIA+ community. Aside from these things, I am often in the gym, leading my son's football club, playing with two cats, or camping, fishing, and hiking with my partner.
Professionally, I work with a variety of companies and organizations on a range of clinically related business needs: strategy development, identifying and engaging stakeholders, building communication strategies, and storytelling strong messages, amongst other things. I am an effective communicator and comfortable with public speaking. With each client, I offer strict confidentiality, as well as a flexible and dependable program. Each project is thoughtfully and independently evaluated.
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