Rabin Martin, a global health strategy firm working at the intersection of private sector capabilities and unmet public health needs, has introduced new roles on its Leadership Team to support the company’s growth. Maria Schneider will take on new responsibilities as a Portfolio Leader, and Terri Jackson will become the firm’s Culture and Engagement Leader.
“Global health is currently undergoing a major transition, with new treatments, new technologies and new actors coming onto the scene each day. We realized it was critical for us to restructure our executive team to help our clients maintain their leadership positions for the long run,” said Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Rabin Martin, Senior Advisor.
In her new role, Maria Schneider will help guide the overall growth of the organization, with an emphasis on client service and firm growth. Maria brings a wealth of experience and a passionate commitment to helping our clients lead in global health. Her new role offers exciting opportunities to advance our mission of improving the lives of the underserved.
As the new Culture and Engagement Leader, Terri Jackson will focus on strengthening the firm’s organizational culture and diversity and inclusion efforts, as well as responsibilities around external engagement and growth. With this new position, we plan to build upon Rabin Martin’s legacy as a mission-driven organization and codify learning and development as a critical component in driving our clients’ business. Terri was an obvious choice for this new function, since she embodies a rare balance between strategy, people and culture.
Since joining Rabin Martin in 2011, Maria Schneider has helped the firm diversify its client base and expand high-profile initiatives, such as Merck for Mothers, a $500 million initiative to prevent maternal mortality and the Global Commission to End the Diagnostic Odyssey for Children with a Rare Disease—a unique partnership among Takeda, Microsoft and patient advocacy group Eurordis to help families of children with a rare disease reduce time to diagnosis. Before joining Rabin Martin, Maria was Senior Vice President in Edelman’s Corporate Social Responsibility practice. Prior to that, she helped refocus the mission of the Pfizer Foundation.
In her eight years with Rabin Martin, Terri Jackson has pioneered several learning initiatives while also serving as a go-to mentor for staff at all levels and overseeing an array of domestic portfolios, with expertise in HIV prevention and care, sexual and reproductive health, criminal justice, substance abuse and mental health, and youth development. Prior to joining Rabin Martin, Terri served as Vice President of Access to Care for Housing Works, Managing Director of Program Services and Evaluation at Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc. and Director of Program Development for Planned Parenthood’s Clinical Services Division.
About Rabin Martin
Rabin Martin is a global health strategy consulting firm working at the intersection of private sector capabilities and unmet public health needs. We believe that leadership in global health requires fresh approaches, new business models and unlikely partnerships. Rooted in our mission to improve health for underserved populations, we design strategies, programs and partnerships that both deliver public health impact and drive business results. We leverage our deep knowledge and networks across a wide range of geographies and health areas to develop tailored solutions for every client engagement. We have specific expertise in infectious disease and vaccines, non-communicable diseases, rare diseases, maternal and child health, among other areas. Our clients and partners include multinational health care companies, multilateral institutions, government agencies, large foundations and leading NGOs. Rabin Martin is part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.