We drive innovation and excellence

Our team oversees the development and effectiveness of the organization. They are responsible for strategy development, planning, mission execution, resource allocation and community coordination.

Rachel Heilbronner Adkins

Partner and Program Manager

Rachel started working as Partner and Program Manager for the APS Foundation in August 2023. Youth and education have been Rachel’s common career threads and passions; they have woven through her professional experiences of teaching in public elementary schools, working with high schoolers and young professionals for 14 years at a youth leadership nonprofit, guiding students and families through the college application process, and developing leadership programs in an entrepreneurial school. Rachel is thrilled to return to her career roots of public education in a different capacity with APSF, and she is excited to be doing impactful work that supports our students, teachers and the greater community. 
Rachel graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!), and she earned an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University. In her free time, Rachel loves exploring the great outdoors, traveling, reading, listening to good music, spending time with friends and family, and baking yummy treats. Her favorite job in the world is being an auntie to three nephews and one niece.