Katie started working with Dr. Carter in 2015 when they were a one-person show working out of Asha Integrative Wellness. Katie has been working in healthcare administration and communications since 2012. She has played various roles in her time at Sacred Vessel including billing assistant, front desk, marketing and most recently, operations management.
A rare Portland Native, Katie's passion for queer activism began as a teenager when she joined her school's GSA. When she transferred her senior year, she instituted Westview High school's very first GSA with the help of her mentor through the Washington County Pride Project. After a 6 year hiatus surrounded by too many cis-het folks in Missouri, Katie returned to Portland in 2010 and is so thankful to have finally rediscovered her community.
In her spare time (what is that, really?), Katie loves to sit by a campfire in the woods, gaze at the stars and have meaningful conversations about wealth, privilege and social justice.
patient care coordinator
Rachel Biccum came to Sacred Vessel from Chico, California where she grew up and graduated from California State University, Chico with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies. During her time at Chico State, Rachel worked for the Homeless Emergency Action Response Team (H.E.A.R.T.) at Youth for Change, as a Behavioral Health Counselor and Outreach Specialist. There, she focused on support and advocacy for homeless and runaway youth, while bringing awareness to the greater Butte County community. She also spent time at the local drop-in center providing peer counseling and leading a weekly art therapy group.
While working with H.E.A.R.T., Rachel began an internship at the Chico State AS Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC). The internship transformed into a staff position, as Rachel was hired as the Women's Program Coordinator. In her position, she planned and coordinated events, such as the 18th Annual Women's Conference, Take Back the Night, and Period Week. She also worked with and mentored several interns, provided trainings on and off campus, and led workshops such as: "Let's Talk about Sex: On periods!" and "We're Here and We're Fat, Femme, and Queer."
Rachel has a passion for social justice, especially as it relates to the queer and trans community, poverty and homelessness, bisexual visibility, body and sex positivity, and advocacy for sexual assault survivors. She is so excited to be working at Sacred Vessel Natural Medicine as the Patient Care Coordinator, to help out folks at the front desk.