Rebekah Gowler (she/her) is the new Senior Director, Content and Stakeholder Engagement, at Equity in the Center. She is excited to join the EiC team and to contribute to its mission across the social sector. She comes to EiC with over 8 years of experience leading racial justice and health equity initiatives in the public sector.
Most recently, she was the director of Race to Justice at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which is the agency’s internal racial equity capacity building initiative. She designed and led the initiative from the ground up, growing the work from an idea to a staffed and funded agency-wide initiative that included staff training; equity assessments and action plans; and a network of over 200 staff, from across the depth and breadth of the agency, serving on racial equity action teams and workgroups. Prior to Race to Justice, Rebekah led the development of the Racial Justice and Health Equity Professional Development Series at the Boston Public Health Commission, a training program for all agency staff. In that role, she managed various staff teams and consultant relationships to develop a foundational two-day workshop for all BPHC staff, and served as one of the staff facilitators.
Rebekah has an MSW and MPH from Boston University. She currently lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her partner and child. Outside of work, Rebekah loves hiking, photography, and seeing the world through her child’s eyes. She is eager to try her hand at gardening for the first time this summer