Keysha Brooks-Coley

Adjunct Professor

Keysha Brooks-Coley is Vice President, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Alliances with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and has worked for ACS CAN since 2008. In her current role she serves as the head federal lobbyist for ACS CAN, and leads the Federal Relations team. Keysha coordinates and leads federal legislative priority issues, and campaigns, and also leads advocacy strategic alliances efforts to implement strategies and build relationships with patient and provider advocacy organizations. Keysha also serves as Chair of the Patient Quality of Life Coalition. The coalition was established by ACS CAN in 2013 to advance the interests of patients and families facing serious illness and has a membership of over 40 patient, provider, and health system organizations.

Keysha previously served as Professional Staff Member on the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Retirement Security and Aging, Majority staff for Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD) from 2003-2008.  Her policy responsibilities included a wide range of aging and health policy issues including women’s health, public health, biomedical research, health disparities and Health and Human Services Appropriations.  Before joining the Subcommittee staff, Keysha served on the staff of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH) in the United States House of Representatives from 2000-2003 as a Legislative Assistant for health care, aging, and education issues. 

Keysha has a BA degree in Sociology and Political Science from Towson University and a Master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University.


M.A., The George Washington University

B.A., Towson University