Rachel Deussom, Health Practice Director at Chemonics International, is a health workforce expert with nearly 20 years of experience focusing on health systems, community health, digital Health, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. She has led teams and provided technical and operations support across Africa and Asia, contributing to USAID, World Bank, and Gates-funded initiatives. Ms. Deussom has developed strategies, tools and implemented human resources for health strengthening interventions in the areas of pre-service education, retention, productivity and performance, community engagement, supply chain management, gender, and sustainable financing. She is an alumna of WomenLift Health, held an adjunct faculty position at George Washington University, and is a trained doula. Ms. Deussom has a B.A. in French from Georgetown University and an M.S. in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her work aims to ensure that everyone can access high-quality care from health worker teams and live healthier, more productive lives.