Chelsey Chmelar, MPH
Chelsey K. Chmelar, MPH, is the Accreditation Coordinator and Quality and Performance Manager at the Kent County Health Department in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since joining the Kent County Health Department in 2012, Ms. Chmelar has led the department’s efforts in national accreditation preparation, community health needs assessment and health improvement planning, strategic planning, workforce development, quality improvement and performance management. She has also initiated the work necessary to help Kent County Health Department establish itself as an Academic Health Department. Ms. Chmelar is an active member of NACCHO’s Performance Improvement Workgroup (formerly the Accreditation Preparation and Quality Improvement Workgroup), NACCHO’s Accreditation Coordinator Learning Community, and is a trained site visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Ms. Chmelar holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and health sciences from Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan and a master’s degree in public health from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to serving in her current role, Ms. Chmelar was a member of the 2010 cohort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program and served two years as a public health field assignee at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in Parma, Ohio.