Rachel Meier, Associate Vice President, Policy Development
Rachel joined Nebraska Children as Associate Vice President of Policy Development in March 2019.
Rachel supports communities as they incorporate prevention advocacy into collective impact work. She assists communities in building policy capacity to achieve community goals grounded in local data and experience. In coordination with internal and external partners, Rachel connects communities with policy opportunities related to the Bring Up Nebraska priority areas. Rachel also serves as a resource for Nebraska Children’s programmatic work, coordinating with Nebraska Children lead staff to support communities. She monitors state and federal legislation related to Nebraska Children’s mission and works to engage policymakers as partners in prevention.
Rachel brings over twelve years of experience in Nebraska’s public policy and nonprofit arenas. Her work in the Nebraska Legislature includes roles as a Legislative Aide, Committee Clerk for the Appropriations Committee, Administrative Aide and an internship with a local lobbying firm. Rachel has experience in children and family focused nonprofit communications, executive assistant duties, and event planning. She believes policy and advocacy should be viewed through the lens of race, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She and her husband are raising two young children in Omaha and enjoy visiting their extended family in Norfolk and Central Texas.