Associate director of programs

Rachel has an abiding passion for partnering with the local community to create innovative solutions to health challenges.

This passion for health access around the world has been the driver for much of Rachel’s educational and career development. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Rachel completed her Master’s of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since graduating and focusing her career on public health, she has worked around the world to seek social justice and health equity for all. She has spent time in India working on health curriculum and nutrition training. She has worked in curriculum delivery in communities in Kenya. Now, Rachel lives and works in Kigali. Before TWB, Rachel worked with a maternity clinic providing free and dignified prenatal and postpartum care to low resource women in the same area of the city where are bakery is! Additionally, she spent time in a preschool offering one on one work with kids with special needs.

As the Program Manager for the Flagship Bakery and Health Programming for TWB, Rachel leads TWB’s operations at the flagship and all other health-related TWB programs. Her operational expertise ensures that TWB's flagship runs efficiently, with strong customer service and nutritious (and delicious) products for our customers. Her health programming role includes the implementation of mental health services, access to health insurance, creation of nutrition-centric recipes for women to use in (and out) of the bakery, and the delivery of nutrition curriculums to all women's groups. 

Rachel loves to explore the “Land of A Thousand Hills” with her husband, play with her two puppies and indulge in the growing food scene that Kigali has to offer.