As the Founder of Elemental Advisors, Rain supports leaders at all levels to make meaningful change in their part of the world. Sought for exceptional strategy and management skills, Elemental specializes in capturing their clients’ vision and building and managing the architecture to make those ideas into successful realities. Rain transforms organizations and counsels leaders at the highest levels of the non-profit, corporate and political sectors. Using inference, data and emotional intelligence Rain ensures organizations discern trends from fads to create positive social impact.
Previously as the Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Rain was the key advisor for President Clinton on comprehensive health and well-being efforts. Rain led the largest domestic effort to improve the well-being of all citizens with the cultivation of more than $200 million in strategic investments from Fortune 500 companies and NGOs; helped secure a landmark agreement to improve nutrition offerings in all US schools and across 80% of McDonald’s global market; led the country’s first effort to create a predictable and affordable supply of Naloxone; and annually produced the Health Matters Summit featuring the most influential health leaders.
Rain was a founding member of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and was instrumental in building the organization from a blueprint to an award-winning non-profit with an impact in 50 states, improving the lives of over six million children and the environments of over 30,000 schools.
Rain holds a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship. Rain focuses her time on addressing substance use and mental health as a co-founder of The Beautiful Boy Fund, a trustee of the Harlem Family Institute, and formerly of Facing Addiction. She has served on global advisory boards for AstraZeneca, Nestle, McDonalds, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, Glaxo Smith Kline and more. Recent clients include Aetna/CVS Health, Amazon, Columbia University, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Well Being Trust and more.
Previous work includes roles in policy, politics, academia and international relations - all of which have provided her with a deep bench of dynamic social impact colleagues around the globe. Rain is a noted public speaker and has published numerous reports and articles along with media credits that include Time, the New York Times, U.S. News and World Reports, Fast Company, USA Today and Forbes.
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