Heather L. Ansley

Associate General Counsel for Corporate and Government Relations
Paralyzed Veterans of America


Ms. Ansley began her tenure with the organization in January 2015. Her responsibilities include corporate legal matters, government relations, and disability advocacy. She also works to promote collaboration between disability organizations and veterans service organizations by serving as a co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans and Military Families Task Force. Additionally, she serves as an officer on CCD’s Board of Directors.

Prior to her arrival at Paralyzed Veterans of America, she served as Vice President of VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal Association. She has also served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Lutheran Services in America Disability Network.

Before arriving in Washington, D.C., she served as a Research Attorney for The Honorable Steve Leben with the Kansas Court of Appeals. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the office of former U.S. Representative Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) where she assisted constituents with problems involving federal agencies. She also served as the congressional and intergovernmental affairs specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region VII office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ms. Ansley is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Ms. Ansley also holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law in Kansas.

She is licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas and before the United States District Court of Kansas.