Information: Chatelle and Associates

Melody Chatelle, Ph.D.

President, Chatelle and Associates

Dr. Melody Chatelle is a well respected and effective veteran of the national and state legislative arenas. Prior to forming Chatelle and Associates, her own political and communications consulting company in 1999, Melody worked for 12 years as Director and Vice President of Government Affairs for Mariner Post-Acute Network, the second largest post-acute health care company in the country with an operating base in 42 states. Before joining the health care industry in 1987, Melody served for 10 years in the Texas State Capitol as a legislative aide to a former Texas State Senator now serving in the United States Congress, as well as the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

On the national scene, Melody has served as Chair of the American Health Care Association's (AHCA) Legislative Subcommittee and was named the 1997 AHCA Outstanding Key Member. Her degrees include a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the Department of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) from The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Business from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she was named Outstanding Female Graduate.

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“Melody Chatelle was an exceptional speaker.”
— Attendee, “Changing Perceptions and Surviving the Texas Legislative Session”
Journeys of Heartache and Grace

Chatelle and Associates • 4545 Golf Vista Drive • Austin, TX 78730 • (512) 502–9545 • • fax: (512) 502–9501