Rachel Ugarte

Chief Development Officer

Rachel Ugarte began working in the non-profit sector in 2001 with the Guatemala-based organization, Safe Passage.  She first served as a social worker to families working and living in the environs of the Guatemala City garbage dump, then established the U.S.-based Development Office as Safe Passage’s programmatic reach grew and funding needs expanded.  As the U.S. Development Director, Ms. Ugarte was responsible for raising 100% of Safe Passage’s $2 million annual budget, with nearly 70% coming from individual donors.  She also managed public relations, sponsorship, and service-team staff.  Ms. Ugarte sat on the Safe Passage Board of Directors for four years, playing a key role in programmatic evaluation.  She has served as a consultant to non-profits regarding management, program design and implementation, program assessment, training, and fundraising.  Ms. Ugarte earned a Bachelor of Arts with a dual degree in Community Development & Management and Film & Digital Media from the University of California and a Master of Science in Development Management from American University.  She joined La Clínica del Pueblo as Chief Development Officer in January 2014. Favorite way to stay healthy: dance!