Rahcyne Annase Hill Omatete is a senior level professional whose broad base of experience has helped her create value for both public and private sector organizations alike. She has had the good fortune of working in many functional areas throughout her career: e-marketing, R&D, manufacturing, marketing, corporate development and sales. During her 10 year tenure in the pharmaceutical industry, she created and managed health education and marketing programs that averaged 130% of targeted goals, yielded about 115% trimester over trimester sales growth for a mature product in a highly competitive market, conducted financial analyses for nearly 15 global licensing opportunities and pitched these projects to global executives. She also excels at mentoring and coaching her coworkers for new opportunities.
Known for her work ethic, analytical mind and intellectual curiosity, Rahcyne is always open to learning new things. After establishing a solid career in the pharmaceutical industry, and in an effort to fuel her interest in health behavior, access to health care and health education, she decided to broaden her experience by pursuing a masters degree in public health. Leveraging the sales and program planning experience acquired in the private sector, she secured funding from University Research Company, LLC and USAID for a project that allowed her to work with development organizations, ministry officials and health workers exploring the extent of the implementation of a quality improvement (QI) collaborative in the Ivory Coast. This project also allowed Rahcyne to explore the role of social support in reinstating QI processes after the civil conflict of 2011. As a former Education Pioneer Fellow, she has developed an understanding of various issues in the education reform movement, as well as future health education standards. Most recently, she has focused her attention on helping professional women improve their health and quality of life through a coaching practice rooted in behavior change theory. The diversity of her experience is evidence of her commitment to life long learning and an ability to apply her vast skills in a variety of situations.
Rahcyne earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, a Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and has completed foundational course work in integrative health coaching from Duke Integrative Medicine. In her free time, she loves to travel, enjoys cooking and has a love-hate relationship with learning French. She, her husband and son live in Silver Spring, MD.