With extensive policy and public health training, her perspective allows our clients to better understand their sociopolitical environments during times of significant change and opportunity.
Kesley began her career with internships at several government agencies. While at the Office of Governor Bill Haslam, Kesley worked with state departments to coordinate responses to constituents’ needs. At the Knoxville Utilities Board, she created training programs for safety and environmental compliance initiatives. As a graduate assistant at the Metro Drug Coalition in Knoxville, she was involved in policy research and campaigns surrounding prevention, awareness and access to treatment. While there, she also co-authored a grant proposal that successfully secured funding for a one-on-one mentoring program supporting first-time mothers in addiction treatment and/or recovery.
A Nashville native, Kesley is a former representative of public universities to the Tennessee Student Assistant Corporation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies and political science from Rhodes College and a Master of Public Health in health policy and management from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.