Rachael Murray Rakestraw, Vice President of Finance/Administration

Rachael joined PAI in January 2001 and brings over twenty years of experience in accounting, human resources, and administration, the last fourteen in the not-for-profit realm. She has overall responsibility for PAI’s accounting, finance, human resources, facility management, administrative services, and information technology. Most recently, Rachael was the Vice President–Finance and Administration for the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). During her tenure at ACHCA, she handled all aspects of finance, accounting, human resources and office administration. In addition, Rachael worked closely with the CEO to staff two volunteer boards, as well as several committees. She staffed the annual membership meeting and worked closely with the Chair of the Foundation.  Prior to that, she was with the American Nurses Associations (ANA) for six years in various capacities, relocating to the Washington, DC area in 1992. Rachael held various positions in accounting and administration for a major insurance brokerage firm in Kansas City, MO from 1972- 1990.  Rachael received her Masters of Science in Management and her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland-University College.