Luchelle currently serves as the chief of staff for SEIU Health Care Minnesota. She previously served as chief of staff at both the Minnesota Departments of Education and Human Services. Prior to that, she has held numerous leadership roles in SEIU, including national data and technology director, national field director, political director, communications director and executive director of the SEIU Minnesota State Council.
An expert political and community organizer, Luchelle served as the Campaign Manager of Our Vote Our Future, the coalition campaign that helped Minnesota become the first state in the nation to defeat a voter ID constitutional amendment. Luchelle is currently on the boards of WomenWinning and Voqal. In addition, Luchelle has worked with many elected officials and organizations in a variety of capacities, including the Civic Alliance, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, AARP, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Al Franken and former State Auditor Judi Dutcher.
Earlier in her career, Luchelle served in the U.S. Navy as an air traffic controller and as an aerographer’s mate (meteorology). She is a Gulf War veteran.