As we embark on 2024, we are excited for the opportunities that lay ahead as our ability to serve our clients continued to expand in 2023. In December, we were delighted to announced a round of promotions to support Redstone’s client service and growth in 2024.

Expanding leadership

Rachel Cowher started with the firm in 2016 and has been promoted to Principal at Redstone. A key member of the firm’s education practice, Rachel leverages economic analysis, organizational design, and data insights to advance education, economic equity, and postsecondary to workforce connections.

“Rachel is an insightful and decisive leader with a sharp focus on solving challenges our clients are facing,” comments Redstone Director Kathy Francis. “We are excited to have her helping shape firm priorities and direction as a Redstone Principal.”

In addition, to Rachel’s advancement in firm leadership, three Redstone Managers, Sophie Gould, Noha Kikhia, and Beth Leuin were promoted to Associate Principal.

Sophie Gould leads projects related to gender and racial equity, democracy and elections, and environmental conservation. “I appreciate Sophie’s thoughtful and detailed-oriented leadership to her projects and clients. She is a great asset to the firm,” remarks Kathy Francis.

A champion for equity and a more inclusive economy, Noha Kikhia leads efforts primarily in the firm’s Economic Equity and Human Services practices. “Noha has been a long-term leader in building Redstone’s sustainable food practice, is a thoughtful problem solver and a respected leader on teams, and is an all-around delightful human being,” remarks Redstone Director Lee Green, “We are lucky to have her.”

California office lead, Beth Leuin, uses data-driven insights to guide her work addressing challenges in environment, food insecurity, and democracy issue areas at Redstone. “Beth is an exceptional problem solver and brings an invaluable blend of structure, empathy, and creativity to her projects and clients. Her passion for communities, environment, and a wide range of other issues clearly drives her commitment to inclusive impact,” observes Redstone Principal Stacey Chen.

Building the team

Additional firm promotions include Lucia Laudisio to Senior Executive Assistant, Amber Levine to Associate, and Jenae McCarty to Human Resources Project Manager.

With offices and employees across the U.S., As part of Arabella Advisors, Redstone helps private foundations, nonprofits, and governments identify their highest-impact investments, track and learn from results, and continually improve their efforts to solve urgent social problems.