Rachel Werner provides Merchant McIntyre with the full range of competitive grant expertise utilizing more than 17 years of grant writing, consulting, communications, strategic planning, training, project management and compliance experience. Rachel’s career has featured working on behalf of colleges, universities, school districts, and municipalities.
Previously, Rachel served as a management consultant and was a grants subject matter expert within Deloitte Consulting, LLP’s Federal Services practice where she supported federal grant making organizations. Rachel assisted in the management of grant programs to distribute $2 billion in federal funds to state and local entities. She has also served as a grants management specialist implementing a compliance system for significant funding for the U.S. Department of Education’s No Child Left Behind program within charter schools throughout the United States.
Rachel has obtained a Certificate in Grants Management, is a certified Project Management Professional, and is a Certified Grants Professional. Rachel is actively involved in the Grant Professionals Association and conducts trainings at national and local conferences. She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor in Arts degree and received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.