Kelly Goss is DPC’s California State Advocacy Manager and oversees DPC’s California advocacy office. In her day-to-day role, Kelly engages with elected officials and their staff, kidney care partners, patients and others to educate them about dialysis issues, advocate on policy issues that protect patients’ access to quality care and help elevate the voice of dialysis patients in order to improve their quality of life. She also works to expand DPC’s membership in California.
Kelly, a Sacramento native, is an experienced legal policy and grassroots advocate who spent two decades working in Boston, MA, and Washington, DC, on a variety of public policy and strategic communication issues before returning to California in early 2019. She began her career working in Congress in the office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and has worked as an associate for public affairs consultancy Dewey Square Group, a special assistant and lobbyist in the national ACLU legislative office and a consumer protection campaign coordinator in the Executive Bureau of the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General. Prior to joining DPC, Kelly worked for two global health economic outcomes research consultancies managing payor relations and market research outreach with healthcare and life science industry stakeholders.
Throughout her career, Kelly has provided non-profit advocacy organizations and clients with operational guidance and helped them achieve organizational objectives. She is a passionate and energetic advocate, particularly for constituencies that are traditionally underrepresented in the policy-making process.
Kelly received a dual bachelor degree (B.A.) in Economics and Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego, in March 1996, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA, in 2004 and Master of Laws (LL.M). in European Law from Lund University, Sweden, in 2005.