Rachel has spent her life at the intersection of academics, business and social change. She is a former student of Harvard and Yale, but her roots are in the Midwest where she grew up on a farm, albeit one without all the modern conveniences that most of us take for granted. She has lived for a short time on both coasts and around the globe, an experience that informs her work in international development, but also teaches her about the importance of cultural humility.
She is a seasoned executive with an impressive portfolio of accomplishments. In addition to being a businesswoman, she is a philanthropist with a penchant for giving back to her community. She is a founding board member of the Chicago Area Women's Foundation (CAWF), and she sits on the executive committee of the Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce, as well as a director of the Women's Center in Aurora. She has also held roles at a number of companies, including a stint as the CFO of a family-owned restaurant chain.
Among her other career accolades, Rachel is a licensed social worker (MSW, LSW, PhD), a certified meditator and a licensed attorney. She currently serves as Vice President of Supply Chain for Schnuck Markets, a third generation, family-owned grocery retailer committed to nourishing people's lives.
As a psychotherapist, Rachel draws from an eclectic toolkit to best serve her clients' needs, using techniques from a wide range of modalities to find what works for them. She is most interested in helping her clients build the confidence to live their best lives and to be honest with themselves and others. She is a firm believer in the power of the mind and the resiliency of the human spirit.