As the Director for SAMHSA's CAPT, Chelsey provides strategic direction to system’s technology transfer activities including training and technical assistance, product development, distance learning, and communications. Ms. Goddard works closely with the funder to shape the work of SAMSHA’s CAPT and ensure consistency with SAMSHA’s priorities, including that its Strategic Initiatives are infused in CAPT services. Ms. Goddard also makes sure that program planning is balanced with strong fiscal management.
Chelsey brings over 15 years experience providing T/TA, including delivering advanced consultation on evidence-based interventions, assessment, program planning, and evaluation for States and federally-funded grantees. Her previous tenure with SAMSHA’s Northeast CAPT gave Ms. Goddard a solid foundation in the prevention field and a strong understanding of State systems. Previously, Ms. Goddard was a research associate at the University of Michigan, a program associate for international programs at Advocates for Youth in Washington, DC, and a community health worker at the Washington Free Clinic. She earned her M.P.H. in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan School of Public Heath and her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American literature from Wesleyan University.