Rachel Singley

Program and Platform Support Manager

Rachel Singley, the Program and Platform Support Manager at Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA), brings a rich tapestry of experiences and a profound commitment to health equity. Her academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Rachel’s passion for addressing healthcare disparities was ignited during her tenure at an Institutional Review Board (IRB) where she observed individuals enrolling in studies as a means to access healthcare for serious illnesses. This realization became a catalyst for her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Health Policy.

In the early stages of her Ph.D. coursework at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rachel encountered a compelling article that highlighted the struggles of a young mother with mental health issues. This poignant moment marked a pivotal shift in her focus toward advocating for comprehensive care, particularly in the realm of Black maternal mental health. Despite facing challenges posed by the pandemic, Rachel’s resilience led her to HealthConnect One, where she further honed her skills in program coordination and conference management.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Rachel finds joy in completing interior design projects and spending time with her beloved Chihuahua, Zeus. Now, as part of the BMBFA community, Rachel brings not only her wealth of experiences but also a vibrant personal touch, making her a valuable addition to the organization’s mission and goals.