Appointed by: Unified Government of Wyandotte/Kansas City, KS
Rachel Jefferson is the Executive Director of Groundwork NRG. Previously, Jefferson served as Outreach Director and Administrative Assistant at a local safety-net clinic.
Jefferson currently serves on the Boys and Girls Club of Wyandotte County Advisory Board, the Kansas City, Kansas Farmer’s Market Advisory Board, and the Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Previously, she served on the National Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Review Committee and the Regional Prevention Center’s Connect the Dottes Community Coalition. Additionally, Rachel is a both a certified Healthy Homes Trainer and Community Health Worker.
In 2011, Jefferson received the Neighborhood Leadership Award. Additionally, she is an alumna of Leadership 2000, a leadership development program funded by the Kansas Leadership Center. Jefferson is also a graduate of the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy, an initiative created by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, which develops the efficacy of those who advocate for equitable policies to improve the health of the disenfranchised and vulnerable populations in Kansas and Missouri, including the underserved, underinsured, and underinsured.
Jefferson graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and currently resides in Kansas City, KS.