CHELSEA RANGER, PA, MHS
I grew up in Alabama, but in a family that had lived all over the world. So, while a part of me is rooted in home and tradition, the other has an insatiable need to explore all cultures. I believe this early exposure to people of all backgrounds fueled my strong empathy for and sensitivity towards the global needs of humanity.
I began my education in global entrepreneurship, corporate communication, and languages (German, Spanish, Italian.) At the same time, I volunteered across a number of settings: long-term care wards in local hospitals; teaching underprivledged children, immigrants, and refugees; and providing meals for the homeless and home-bound elderly.
Ultimately, I was drawn to pursue medicine and earned a Bachelor of Science, 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 career began in a private practice dedicated to digestive and liver disease. There, I specialized as a hepatology / gastroenterology PA, working cross-functionally with multiple teams of clinicians, supporting clinical trials, managing severe weight loss programs, and training both clinical and didactic PA students in hepatobiliary care.
In 2009, I relocated to Norway, at which point I made a career change into industry. For 5 years, I worked with AMRA Medical AB, a digital health / medical imaging SaaS start-up from Linköping, Sweden. In my years with the company, I held several titles and engaged in several roles: General Manager of Norway, Chief Business Development Officer, and SVP Commercial & Market Strategy.
Partnership Lead, developing / maintaining global stakeholder relationships from government to organizational, industry-specific, key opinion leader, and including the Scientific Advisory Board
Commercial Lead, developing communications strategy, positioning, content creation, web, PR, SoMe, and events (50+ globally)
Business Area Lead, driving / expanding two therapeutic divisions (metabolic + liver), including pilot programs, big data projects, and PI relationships
Business Coaching, both internally and externally: female leadership and management + science-to-sales translation
In 2019, I began C. Ranger Consulting, where I continue to work with a number of local, national, and international players across the life science ecosystem.
*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 Now
Personally, I am one of the co-founders and members of the Oslo Writers League and enjoy writing in my free time. I am often in the gym, leading my son's football club, traveling, hiking, or sitting by the sea. I am also a member of Women in Global Health Norway, Oda Nettverk, and PWN Norway.
Professionally, I work with a variety of companies and organisations on a range of business needs: strategy development, identifying and engaging stakeholders, communicating strong messages, and project management. 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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