Today we are pleased to introduce you to Kelsey Denison, who has joined the ACAM team as our new Member Services Coordinator. Kelsey has a Bachelors in Science from Montana State University in Family Science and Child Services and completed her degree internship by providing sustainable community development to impoverished communities in South Africa.
Kelsey previously worked for the national nonprofit, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as the Program Coordinator for the state of Montana. She has volunteered and participated in Americorps, traveled to a variety of third world countries to work with youth in orphanages and has been a foster parent for multiple teenagers. She is bilingual, speaking English and Afrikaans.
With her step-father an anesthesiologist, she grew up in a family who practiced and supported Western medicine. However, 13 years ago she was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and, because of the symptoms associated with this disease, began to take a serious look at integrative medicine.
"I decided to get involved with ACAM because I want to make a difference in the lives of doctors who are treating patients and not just treating a disease. I have personally witnessed and experienced the shortcomings regarding western medicine and am living proof that integrative medicine can help and improve the quality of life for all patients," she states.
"It is important to me to be involved and contribute to an organization which gives back to communities and inspires change. I believe ACAM represents and instills these values. I am excited about contributing toward the future of ACAM."