Rachel came most immediately from the OHA Public Health Division, having started as a State servant in health Promotion Chornic Disease Prevention in October 2019. Within just a few short months of State service, Rachel went out on deployment for COVID-19 duty working first on mitigation efforts and then in the Health Information Center until the end of October 2020.
Over the past two decades, Rachel has worked in the health field (in non-profit and government settings) supporting health and well-being in individuals and communities. Rachel has led and supported a variety of policy, systems and programmatic efforts in the areas of community development, chronic disease prevention, maternal-child health, food systems, and clinical quality improvement; in the following sectors: health care, public health, education, early childhood/childcare, philanthropy and finance and performing arts/arts education.
When not working at OHA, you might see Rachel at a soccer game for her 17-yo son, Adam, or at a Timber's game with her husband, Mark; out hiking one of the many beautiful trails in the Pacific Northwest; weeding or planting her garden, or volunteering with Friends of Columbia Park.