Rachel is responsible for guiding, managing and directing all aspects and functions of JFS’ programs and services, including program planning, development and delivery and direct oversight of all clinical staff. She comes to JFS with an extensive background in community mental health and non-profit clinical management. As the Director of Mental Health Programs of South Bay Children’s Health Center, a non-profit agency located in Redondo Beach, CA, Rachel managed outpatient, in-home, and school-based mental health services.  Just prior to coming to JFS Rachel worked  as a Licensed Mental Health Clinician for Mecklenburg County Trauma Justice Partnership in the Child Development, Community Policing Program.

Rachel holds certifications in Triple P Parenting and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, both evidence-based therapy practices. She is a Diplomate and Certified Member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Rachel is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and is happy to be back in the Tar Heel state!