As Chief Advocacy Officer, Rachel oversees the day-to-day operations of the Child Placing Agency, which is responsible for licensing and managing foster and adoptive homes in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Rachel is responsible for the leadership and management of this program, and is committed to our families and children receiving the highest standard of care and support.
Rachel brings over 14 years of experience in the child welfare field, including over 12 years working at SJRC Texas. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from Boston College and started her career in child welfare right out of college. She worked at a behavioral health hospital in the Boston area serving adolescents, many of which were in foster care, and then for a period of time tried her hand at the corporate world. Realizing very quickly that her heart was in social services, Rachel moved back to Texas and started working for SJRC Texas. During her time at SJRC, Rachel has held various positions at the Bulverde campus, including Program Director, before moving to the Child Placing Agency. Rachel also holds dual licensure as a Child Care Administrator, as well as a Child Placing Agency Administrator, for SJRC Texas, and is also a TBRI® EDUCATOR for the organization. In addition, Rachel currently serves as President of the Inter-Agency Foster Care Collaborative (IFCC), which is a network of foster care agencies whose mission is to collaborate through training, networking, and shared resources so that we may better serve children and families in our community.