Shelly advocates for a healthcare system that safely embraces innovation. She feels that only through focused pharmaceutical innovation will breakthroughs for patients be realized. She has a passion for patients and solid public policy, and has led vaccine advocacy for GSK, worked as a healthcare lobbyist for the University of Pennsylvania, and served as a staffer in the New Jersey General Assembly and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Shelly led an award-winning grassroots advocacy campaign for UPHS and successfully lobbied for restoration of cuts to several Medicaid programs on the state level, restoring $16 million in cuts for the Health System. While at Penn, Shelly spearheaded the health system’s involvement in a pharmacy coalition, advocating and lobbying for funding issues related to pharmacy discount programs saving UPHS hospitals over $4 million annually in operating costs. At GSK her accomplishments include orchestrating the GSK position formulation on key issues and providing strategic counsel to state and federal government relations, and advocacy teams. Shelly holds a certificate of Marketing Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MPA from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Millersville University.