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Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Associate Vice President of Specialized Programs

Rachel joined the SparkWheel staff in July of 2017 as a Program Director and Resource Development Specialist. Previously Rachel served on the Board of Directors and then as the Executive Director for Communities In Schools of Ottawa, KS. Her passion for seeing students succeed aligns perfectly with the mission of SparkWheel. She is currently the Senior Program Director. Rachel has over 24 years of non-profit experience including the Director of Annual Giving and Development Resources Coordinator for Ottawa University. Rachel holds her BA in Business Administration from Ottawa University and is a Certified Fund Raising Manager, through the Center of Philanthropy, Indiana University, Purdue University, in Indianapolis. She is a graduate of the Franklin County Leadership class and is a Leadership Kansas participant. Rachel has been married to Wendell for 25 years and they have two college-aged children, Westen and Erin. Rachel loves to spend time with her family playing games, watching movies, hiking and traveling.

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