WHO WE ARE
Established in 2015, Catalysts for Change was created to provide strategic guidance and support to those seeking to improve health and well-being through advocacy and accountability. Founder, Rachel Wilson, works with a range of experts in advocacy, communications, fundraising, evaluation, health, and development to meet client needs.
Rachel A. Wilson, MPH
With over two decades of experience working in public health research, communications, policy, and advocacy, Rachel is a highly regarded leader in advocacy to improve international health and development. Her expertise in advocacy strategy development, capacity strengthening, and consensus building on a wide range of topics provides her with a unique breadth and depth of skills and tools to strengthen any organization’s effectiveness and impact.
In 2006, Rachel created the advocacy and public policy department at PATH, an international global health nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. She grew the department to eventually become the leading evidence-based policy and advocacy voice for global health innovation with a staff of 30 advocacy and public policy experts influencing policies and priorities across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Prior to joining PATH, Rachel established the policy communications function at the Global Health Council; developed the women’s health policy and advocacy program at the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital; led public health advocacy at the Massachusetts Public Health Association; and coordinated epidemiologic research on women and children’s health at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine. She earned her MPH from Boston University.