Deb Kelsey

Deb Kelsey is a New Bedford native and works as a “navigator” for Fishing Partnership Support Services, a nonprofit with four locations in Massachusetts, including New Bedford. As a certified recovery coach and community health worker, she enrolls fishermen in health insurance, connects them with recovery resources for substance use disorder, walks the piers to inform captains of training opportunities and makes house calls with local police and pastors. “I like to think of myself as a bridge builder,” she said. Read the full article ….