Beki’s Retirement


As of July 1, 2023 I will be leaving full-time employment at Rainbow Research and moving to part-time consultant, after 10 really incredible years at Rainbow, first as a Senior Research Associate, then Associate Director, a year as Interim Executive Director, and exiting a very thankful, enriched, albeit tired, person. Being nourished by learning from the people and the good work they are doing across the country was the “unanticipated outcome” or gift of the kind of evaluation work we do at Rainbow. 

Some of my most significant, life-changing experiences have come through my work and alongside the people with whom I had the truly great pleasure of looking forward to coming into the office and having a really good cup of coffee with the most incredible people and starting our day together. What a gift that was–one I expect we will not replicate in the same way, post-pandemic. 

Rainbow has strong, new, visionary leadership with Dr. Sam Grant. I’m not sure I ever told anyone this but when we were picturing the person we wanted in our new ED and crafting the job description, it was always Sam that I had in the back of my mind. He is the right one to be guiding Rainbow into its new metamorphosis. I cannot wait to see what happens next!

All the best,

Rebecca N. Saito

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