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A Conversation on Clean Living with
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April 21, 2014

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April 28, 2014

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April 30, 2014

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     Change is Here. The agent is you:
We connect the people who want to change the world
with the people who do
OUR CLIENTS
ACCOLADES
  • Donna Karan

  • Mark Hyman

  • Adam Braun

  • Robert Thurman

  • Matt Goldman

  • Lisa Oz

  • Rodney Yee

  • Kris Carr

  • Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson

  • Marie Forleo

  • Marc Levin

  • Barbara Kopple

  • Alejandro Junger, MD

  • Laura Dawn

  • Michael Skolnik

  • Courtney Nichols Gould

OUR TEAM

Rachel P. Goldstein

Founder + CEO

Rachel P. Goldstein


Founder + CEO



Rachel’s core passion is to make a difference in people's lives with the events she produces, strategic marketing campaigns she launches and projects she manages. She has worked with extraordinary people making real impacts on today’s culture in wellness, peace initiatives, women’s rights, education, philanthropy and entertainment.

Agent of Change is now three years old, and we have produced some life-altering events. We have produced events for some of the most acclaimed non profit organizations including VDAY, The Lower East Side Girls Club, Define American, The Headstrong Project, Equality Now, Somaly Mam Foundation, Pencils of Promise, The Blue School, Walkabout Foundation, RUSH Philanthropic, as well as Marie Forleo’s annual Rich Happy + Hot Live conference. Rachel has also led literary campaigns for some of today's most respected health authorities, serving as Campaign Manager for Mark Hyman, MD's New York Times best-seller The Blood Sugar Solution, Alisa Vitti’s WomanCode and as a Strategic Consultant for Kris Carr's New York Times best-selling books Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen.

Prior to this, from 2007 – 2010, Rachel was the Director of Program Development of the Urban Zen Foundation, founded by Donna Karan. The focus of the organization is to advance well-being, empower children and preserve cultures. Rachel produced the Hope Help & Relief Haiti Fundraiser which raised money for Partners in Health, Habitat for Humanity and Yele Haiti. The event was hosted by Mary J. Blige, Donna Karan, Andre Harrell and Andre Balazs and featured special performances by Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean and Whoopi Goldberg. A three-day event called the 2009 Well-Being Speaker Series: A Focus on Nutrition which featured Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. James Gordon, Dr. Neal Barnard, Kathy Freston, Kris Carr and Mariel Hemingway. In May of 2008, she produced a three-day event for Spirituality for Kids™ in which Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were the hosts and Patti Labelle performed. In 2007, Rachel produced the inaugural ten-day Urban Zen Well-Being Forum which included yoga medical training and panel discussions led by medical and healing industry heavyweights such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Christiane Northrop, Dr. Alejandro Junger, Robert Thurman, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Kathy Freston, Kris Carr, Richard Freeman and Rodney Yee.

Eve Simonsen Martinez

Director of Events

Eve Simonsen Martinez


Director of Events



Eve's professional history is as versatile as it is balanced. Prior to becoming the director of events for Agent of Change, Eve served as the coordinating arts + entertainment editor for the Philadelphia Weekly and was the event planner for such high-caliber organizations as Squarebiz, a company owned by Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson of The Roots. With a direct focus on the music industry, she has produced album releases and jam sessions as well as a 2002 NBA All-Star event. In addition to earning her holistic health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she is a certified yoga instructor under Sri Dharma Mittra.

Eve has been the production manager for the Hope Help + Relief Haiti Benefit Concert which featured Mary J. Blige, The FitTown Forum with Dr. Mehmet Oz's Healthcorps, the Shine On Sierra Leone Benefit hosted by Selita Ebanks and Russell Simmons, the 2010 Bent on Learning Benefit, and the Newark Peace Education Summit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Eve was associate producer for the 2011 Pencil's of Promise Gala, Equality Now's 20th Anniversary, the 2012 Somaly Mam Foundation Gala, and the producer of the 2011 Fashion Scholarship Fund Annual Gala.

Harper Spero

Managing Director

Harper Spero


Managing Director



Over the course of the last ten years, as social media has changed from a hobby to a lifestyle to an industry, Harper’s vision of social media as a tool for creating change has taken her across fields from music to beauty, and from wellness to social issues.

Harper began her career in the marketing department of Razor & Tie Entertainment before moving into the beauty industry where she joined the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Public Relations team. Harper worked closely with online influencers in the days before they were known as bloggers. While in college, Harper joined the team at MCT Management, where she was responsible for monitoring and maintaining singer/songwriter, Rufus Wainwright’s online message boards.

Harper then moved on to the client services department at Buddy Media, where she helped high-profile brands such as the UNFPA, Johnson&Johnson, Disney, Build-A-Bear, and Ann Taylor increase engagement on Facebook and leverage the platform to drive sales and promote brand awareness.

In 2012, Harper was Director of Digital Media at Tractenberg & Co., where she managed the social media initiatives of numerous beauty, wellness, and lifestyle brands, including Sally Hansen, dr. brandt skincare, Mally Beauty, and David Kirsch Wellness.

Harper currently holds the position of Managing Director at Agent of Change. Capitalizing on her natural ability to connect influencers with mission-driven programs and initiatives, Harper helps clients including the Headstrong Project, David Lynch Foundation, GETHealth Summit, Somaly Mam Foundation, The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Bent on Learning make their ideas a reality through digital and live event platforms.

Maeve Roughton

Director of Communications

Maeve Roughton


Director of Communications



With an academic background in writing and visual arts, Maeve Roughton offers creative clarity and support to Agent of Change and its clients. As project manager, she manages short and long-term goals, punctuating broad objectives with actionable strategies in brand development, literary engagement, and multi-platform expansion.

Maeve has worked with a diverse network of celebrities and scholars, including serving as a writing consultant for Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, editor for Agapi Stassinopolous, writer and brand consultant for Project Runway finalist Emilio Sosa and his esosa line, as well as editor and consultant for a medical-based manual on the effects of 9/11 on social and healthcare workers. She has also acted as a ghostwriter for a male sexuality handbook and ghostwriter and editor for a lifestyle book on responsible living. Additionally, Maeve has lent her literary skills to influential organizations such as the Urban Zen Foundation, Kageno International, and Summit Series.

While in college, Maeve was an editorial intern for the seminal alternative women's magazine, Missbehave.

BLOG

Rachel's Blog

Posted April 11, 2014 by agentofchangenetwork
Agents of Change - Jake Wood + William McNulty. Get it all with Rachel and her blog. Read today!

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