Rachel Gloer, LCSW
Vice President of Whole Person Care
In her role, Rachel manages over 300 employees in the Child/Family, Adult, Substance Use and Residential Divisions in providing holistic, human-centered care to improve the health and wellbeing of our clients.
Rachel joined Didi Hirsch in 2012 as an Assistant Program Director. She was promoted to Program Director in 2016 where she ran the Child & Family Program at the Inglewood Site. In 2017, she was again promoted to Division Director where she managed the Child/Family Division.
Rachel received her Master of Social Work degree in 2000 and has had a diverse career ranging from policy development at the state government level in Texas, to developing and implementing palliative care programs at county hospitals. At Didi Hirsch, she has been instrumental in leading many progressive and ambitious initiatives including a trauma informed training series to educate staff on the impact of trauma in their work and lives. Rachel’s passion continues to focus on creating collaborative partnerships with diverse disciplines in order to meet the spectrum of needs presented by clients.
With over 15 years’ experience as a licensed clinician and over 12 years in management, Rachel has worked extensively in low-income communities striving to enhance the lives of those with limited access to needed resources. Having worked in both the medical field as a clinical social worker and in the behavioral health field as a therapist, Rachel is particularly equipped to lead the agency in its drive to achieve stronger integration of substance use, mental health and physical health care.
Rachel is committed to creating and providing world-class, whole person care that is accessible to any individual no matter their income level. Having watched family members and close friends struggle to get the help they both needed and deserved, Rachel has devoted her career to helping those struggling against the barriers of racism, classism and poverty. She plans to continue this work in her role overseeing the Whole Person Care initiative at Didi Hirsch.