She led the development and construction of special education programs in mainstream schools and was recognised for her ability to integrate inclusive practices and identify cross curricular priorities to develop high quality teaching and learning frameworks. Rachel eventually moved beyond the classroom to work with the NSW Department of Education to consult on programming and curriculum construction.
Rachel is intrinsically motivated to conquer NF as her daughter, Bella, was born on World NF Awareness Day and was diagnosed with NF1 from a spontaneous mutation. As a result, Rachel began campaigning for NF awareness and eventually came to work in a professional capacity for the CTF as the national campaign and community fundraising manager. Rachel is now responsible for the CTFs community fundraising initiatives, including the management of national events such as Cupid's Undie Run.
Her passion and strengths include end-to-end campaign management, PR, expanding successful initiatives, fundraising and developing relationships with stakeholders through multichannel campaigns. She is also passionate about engaging with the NF community and volunteers at family camps; offers community support while also completing her own personal fundraising challenges.
Rachel believes that the foundation of a successful campaign is an improved understanding of NF and as such, it is her personal goal to improve awareness about Neurofibromatosis within the broader community and fundraise for a cure.