Rachel oversees the VITA (free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals and families) program, coordinates with community partners to provide financial education and asset development opportunities in conjunction with VITA efforts, and pursues and develops other asset development initiatives within the scope of the community action mission. Rachel is also integral in planning the Annual Conference on Poverty and Awards Luncheon. Rachel has extensive experience in education and has been a teacher in both middle school and high school. She has also worked in higher education as a student mentor primarily coaching and encouraging non traditional college students in their educational pursuits. A mother of three, she is also a lover of travel, reading, and home improvement.