Rachel comes to AIWA after 24+ years experience designing and executing strategic marketing and fundraising initiatives for non-profits, start-ups, and agencies. Prior to taking on this role, Rachel enjoyed solving strategic challenges as an Independent Consultant, working with numerous clients to design short-term as well as long-range initiatives. Previous clients have included the Armenia Tree Project, the Armenian Prelacy, RVVZ Foundation, IDeA Foundation, The Speyer School, SarkissianMason, Mamus Creative, UC Berkeley Armenian Studies Program, the Armenian Health Alliance, and the Armenian Women’s Welfare Association. Rachel served as Director of Advancement at The Speyer School, where she oversaw the creation of the development and marketing departments, exceeding goals in support of the $13M budget.
Prior to consulting, Rachel held leadership positions in development and marketing at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Museum of Science, Questrom School of Management at Boston University, and Bernard Hodes Advertising.
Rachel received her BA in Economics and Sociology from Wellesley College and her MBA with Certification in Public/Non-Profit Management from Boston University. She currently serves on the Board of the Aleppo Compatriot Charitable Organization (ACCO). Throughout her life she has served as board/member of numerous organizations, including: Armenian Relief Society, St. Illuminator’s Armenian Cathedral, the Hovnanian School, Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA), the Sayat Nova Dance Company, Armenian Church Youth Organization of America (ACYOA), the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), and Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cambridge, MA. Born and raised in Boston, she currently lives with her family in Northern Virginia.