Rachael A. Schacherer

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Chief of Staff, OSD
Office of The Scientific Director (OSD)

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Rachael Schacherer  joined the NINDS in 2020 as the Chief of Staff for Dr. Lorna Role in the OSD, supporting high priority and strategic initiatives, programs and policies. Previously, she served for more than 10-years as Chief of the Office of Management Analysis and Reporting and Special Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer at the Clinical Center. She led a team responsible for conducting analytical and management activities in support of the CC’s mission of clinical research, patient care and training; this included the provision and analysis of real-time access to hospital census and industry standard utilization data. Prior to that, Ms. Schacherer was a program auditor for the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In this role, she evaluated the effectiveness of federal agencies and programs by designing and conducting studies focused on the functions of organizations including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Schacherer received her Master of Public Policy from American University, and Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Davis.