Rachel Matthews has been a servant leader in the nonprofit sector for 15 years. Her career has involved community outreach, program development, project management, grant writing and board service. 

Rachel is the owner of Rice Consulting Services – a strategic planning practice that seeks to develop the resource and leadership capacity of current and prospective non-profit organizations. Rachel holds an undergraduate in Human Services as well as a master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from DePaul University in Chicago.  She also serves as a member of the Chicago Chapter Alumni Committee at DePaul University.  Rachel has a natural acumen for finance and fund development. She currently serves as the Board Treasurer for Centerpeace Career Development. 

Rachel has an infectious energy that motivates others to take action. She also possesses an equity focused mindset, holding a core belief that all persons, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation deserve to have a place at every table for decision making. Rachel is humbled to serve where she is needed and lives by her personal mantra, “Rachel means RESULTS!”