CHELSEA RANGER, PA, MHS
I was raised in Alabama by a family that had lived around the world. Thus, I am rooted in stability and tradition, while holding a curiosity about all people and cultures, as well as a sensitivity towards that which makes us all both similar and individual.
My formal education began in International Business, Business Communication, Global Entrepreneurship, and languages (German, Spanish, Italian). Likewise, volunteer work shaped my understanding of service and humanity: teaching English to underprivileged children, immigrants, and refugees, and providing meals for the homeless and 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 (liver) PA, working cross-functionally with multiple teams of clinicians, supporting clinical trials, managing in severe weight loss programs, and training both clinical and didactic PA students in hepatobiliary care. I also forged long-lasting patient relationships built upon trust and open communication, many of which I uphold today.
I moved to Norway in 2009, at which point I faced a career change. Four "R's" helped me identify how to turn the challenges into new opportunities:
Resolve – Maintain stability during highs and lows
Roadblock – Roadblocks are opportunities for creativity
Resilience – Commit to your goals, trusting both the process and the progress
Reflection – Allow time to breathe and review what has been done
In 2013, I was hired as the Chief Business Development Officer of AMRA Medical AB, a digital health / medical imaging SaaS start-up in Linköping, Sweden. The AMRA team was small and inspired: novel ideas, great skills, even greater ambitions. Over my time with the team, I grew into Senior Vice President of Commercial & Market Strategy and today, AMRA is an international company with global customers and offices, recognised as an industry leader in its field.
In 5 years with AMRA, I engaged in the following roles:
Partnership Lead, responsible for developing and maintaining global stakeholder relationships from government to organizational, industry-specific, key opinion leader, and including our Scientific Advisory Board
Commercial Lead, responsible for developing our communications strategy, message positioning, content creation, website, press releases, social media, and planning all aspects related to events (50+ globally)
Business Area Lead, responsible for driving and expanding two therapeutic divisions, including support of the pilot programs, big data projects, and key opinion leader relationships therein
Business Coaching, both internally and independently, on female leadership and management, as well as knowledge translation of science to sales
*For those who are unfamiliar with the term Physician Assistant, for English speaking countries such as the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, a PA is a nationally certified / state licensed clinical practitioner who evaluates and treats patients on the medical model of a physician. Read more 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. Professionally, I am also a member of Women in Global Health Norway, Oda Nettverk, and PWN Norway.
At C. Ranger Consulting, I work with a variety of companies and organisations on a range of business needs. Whether you need support in strategy development, in identifying or engaging the right stakeholders, in communicating strong messages or managing projects, I can assist. I am an effective communicator and am 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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