Coburn Place has named Rachel Scott president and chief executive officer. She most recently served as chief strategy officer at Indiana United Ways.

In her nearly five years at IUW, Scott led the process of securing and managing emergency COVID and other matching dollars for the United Way network in Indiana. She coached United Ways on corporate engagement and partnerships, and worked closely with United Ways during a business model transition that includes a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

As a consultant, Scott’s experience includes strategic and fiscal sustainability planning, program design, grant seeking and lobbying for organizations like the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence and EMBARC, a refugee-led human services organization. She worked with the Iowa domestic violence organization during its program transition to rapid rehousing from a shelter-based service delivery model. In state government, Scott served as the governor-appointed director of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women for four years and led collaborative efforts toward college access at Iowa College Aid.

An alum of Arsenal Tech High School, she has a master’s degree in public policy from Drake University and a master’s in English from Truman University. Scott assumes her responsibilities August 12.

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