What inspires me: “There are as many ways to live in this world as there are people in this world, and each one deserves a closer look.” – Harriet the Spy
I feel most courageous when: I’m part of a team of passionate and committed people.
I do what I do because: Our partners are working to create the world I want to live in: one where all people can live safe, healthy, fulfilling lives, and where race is not a predictor of opportunity.
- Culturally responsive qualitative research and evaluation
- Public Health including health and education equity, food insecurity and maternal child health
- Developing relationships
- Integrating a racial equity lens/approach
As a researcher-turned-strategic advisor and facilitator, Raffie helps her clients ground their work in deep understanding of their stakeholders and the environments in which they operate. She brings a decade of experience in research, analysis, facilitation, project management, change management, and stakeholder engagement. Through her strategy and capacity building work, she has supported leaders across the social-sector ecosystem, from small grassroots nonprofits to foundations, corporations, and intermediaries.
Before joining Community Wealth Partners, Raffie was a senior research analyst at Kantar Consulting. There, she led quantitative and qualitative market research studies for Fortune 500 clients, generating insights on shopper and consumer behavior and recommendations to accelerate growth. She also served as an account executive at IBM, specializing in their data management and analytics portfolio for large enterprise accounts.
Raffie received her MBA with high honors from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and her BA in Psychology from Middlebury College, where she graduated magna cum laude.
rparker [at] communitywealth [dot] com