Rachel Deussom is the Technical Director of the HRH2030 Program at Chemonics International. As a systems thinker and human capitalist, Rachel is a health workforce expert with 15 years of experience focusing on community health, mHealth, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. She has led teams and provided technical and/or operations support across Africa and Asia, contributing to USAID, World Bank, and Gates-funded initiatives. Rachel has developed HRH-strengthening tools and interventions for pre-service education, retention, productivity and performance, community engagement, supply chain management, gender, and information systems. She also held an Adjunct Faculty position at George Washington University and is a DONA-trained doula. Rachel has a B.A. in French from Georgetown University and an M.S. in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is committed to ensuring people around the world access health workers in order to live healthier, more productive lives.
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