As Centre County Housing and Land Trust’s Executive Director, Rachel is primarily responsible for developing strategies to continuously and strategically bring resources to CCHLT. She promotes these strategies through community outreach via speaking engagements, local fairs, and networking groups; marketing via CCHLT’s website, social media, and events; and communication via newsletters, donor updates, and press releases. In her role as Executive Director, Rachel supports CCHLT’s mission to continue strengthening communities through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable homes for people of low- to moderate-income.
Through Rachel’s experience with university, non-profit, and community sectors, she has developed a passion for housing and helping all people to have a home. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Penn State University and is a LEED Green Associate. In addition to her position with CCHLT, Rachel serves as the Director of Communication & Design at State College Alliance Church. She is active in the community as Chair of the Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition and with the Oasis Conference for sexual abuse survivors & supporters.