Chelsea Marie Whalley, CVBS

Chelsea Marie Whalley, CVBS

Employee Benefits Consultant, COO & Partner

Chelsea came to the United States from Canada on an NCAA DI Softball scholarship. Her competitive nature and desire to lead her to be top of her pre-med program and Captain of her softball team. However, a career-ending concussion senior year brought both her softball and medical school dreams to a halt. 

After pursuing intense wellness initiatives and brain injury therapy, Chelsea decided to put her drive and leadership towards designing programs and fundraising initiatives for multiple non-profit organizations. For the American Lung Association specifically, she raised more money locally than any other development coordinator in the history of Orlando's event. It was during this time that Chelsea was introduced to insurance through Colonial Life, her main corporate sponsor.

Chelsea started her career with Colonial Life and quickly excelled on to become the youngest District General Agent in the company. While Chelsea loved voluntary benefits, she felt a deep drive to do more and to create significant change in a broader scope. This is where she and Donovan join forces with J Donovan Financial. 

At J Donovan Financial, Chelsea's desire to shake up the status quo of healthcare and educate employers to think differently about benefits has finally come to fruition. Her passion and success have garnered her recognition from the two largest national publications for Employee Benefits. 

2020 Rising Star by Employee Benefit Adviser - read it here

2020 Face of Change by Benefits Pro - read it here 

Check out the JDF Blog for Chelsea's own written publications.

Chelsea lives by the idea of "being up to something bigger" and seeks to bring this same mentality into the design of benefit programs for every client.