Rachel Happ

Founder and Executive Director


Rachel Happ is the Founder and Executive Director of The Cashmere Foundation. She received her degree from Parsons School of Design, where she created a program focused on healthcare innovation strategy and environments for wellness, graduating as their first ever Service Designer in the School of Design Strategies. 

She began her career with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, redesigning the patient experience during chemotherapy and curating art galleries in their state-of-the-art Brooklyn facility. After moving to San Francisco, she became the Lead Designer at The Bay Club Company, focused on creating strategies, services, and environments for their Mind and Body Initiatives. She went on to work at tech startup, Brandcast, while curating spa pop-up events throughout SF.

Rachel founded The Cashmere Foundation as a way to bring the spa experience to those that need it most. The work she does stems from personal experience, after being treated in hospitals for an eating disorder, she became acutely aware of what was missing from even the best institutions during her own recovery. A firm believer in the science behind the healing benefits of incorporating alternative modalities in the treatment process, The Cashmere Foundation is Rachel's way of merging already exceptional healthcare with the profound power of human touch through the spa experience.