Rachel has 30 years of experience in public health policy, research, communications, advocacy, and accountability. She is the principal of Catalysts for Change, a small woman-owned consulting firm that advises organizations on advocacy and organizational strategy development and capacity strengthening. Previously, Rachel created and grew the advocacy and public policy department at PATH to become a leading evidence-based policy and advocacy voice for global health innovation.
Before joining PATH, Rachel established the policy communications function at the Global Health Council; developed the women’s health policy and advocacy program at the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital; led public health advocacy at the Massachusetts Public Health Association; and coordinated epidemiologic research on women and children’s health at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine. She earned her Master in Public Health from Boston University.