Madalynn C. Rucker, M.A.
Madalynn is the founder and executive director of ONTRACK Program Resources (ONTRACK). Madalynn graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree and received a Master’s degree in Political Science/Public Administration from Stanford University. She recognized the interconnectedness of poverty, racism, inadequate education, housing and its impact on health and wellness among African Americans and other underserved populations. She established a career in human services administration with San Mateo County’s employment and training services division, serving the county’s chronically unemployed residents. Following her tenure with San Mateo County, she worked with the Community Services Planning Council, providing leadership in building community coalitions in the Sacramento region, which were federally funded to strengthen the prevention efforts of local communities impacted by the effects of alcohol and other drug problems and related issues. Madalynn founded and incorporated ONTRACK Program Resources to support and strengthen community-based and local agencies in implementing more effective programs and policies to improve health and social justice outcomes for disadvantaged populations.
Peggy J. Thomas, B.A.
Peggy is the Program Services Manager at ONTRACK, where since 1998 she has successfully managed several technical assistance and training (TA) projects for the California Department of Health Care Services-DHCS, (formerly the California Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs). These projects have included: The African American, Faith Community, California’s Women & Children, and Youth Projects, as well as ONTRACK’s sub-contractor management roles in both the Community Prevention Initiative, and the Problem Gambling TA & Training Project. Additionally, she played key management roles in the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)- Community Alliance for CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) Project, and the California Department of Public Health’s- African American HIV/AIDS, and the Unserved/Underserved Domestic Violence TA and Training Projects.
In this work, Peggy has developed effective relationships with numerous public agencies, community, and faith-based organizations throughout the state to help bring about understanding, change and improved service delivery for dealing with the many issues related to substance use, mental health disorders, and a variety of other social justice ills.
Peggy is an excellent trainer, specializing in gender-responsive/trauma-informed services, problem gambling, and building community collaboratives. She is also a nationally-certified Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Peggy is a vocal advocate for treatment, recovery and prisoner re-entry services and passionate about addressing the social service provision disparities affecting women, children, and communities of color. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public/Governmental Relations.
Lilyane Glamben, M.Ed.
Lilyane Glamben has over 20 years experience in nonprofit administration. She began her career in higher education, serving as Assistant Dean of Multicultural Education, Academic Advising Dean to Entering Students and Assistant Dean of Faculty at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. In New York City, she was Associate Director of the NAACP’s NYC ACT-SO program (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics), then Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director of The Sister Fund (a small private women’s foundation). She was instrumental in launching the foundation’s Faith and Feminism initiative. Recently she spent a year working abroad with Jagori Grameen, one of the premier women’s rights organizations in India and lived in beautiful Himachal Pradesh, at the foothills of the Himalayas (about an hour from Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj, home of H.H. the Dalai Lama). Since returning to the U.S., she has chosen to relocate to Sacramento to help care for her elderly mother who has dementia.
Lilyane is proud to have earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the oldest women’s learning institution in the country, Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA); and, her M.Ed. in Organizational Development from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Lilyane is delighted to join ONTRACK as Program Services Manager and to bring her many years of experience advocating for diversity and inclusion to bear in this exciting project.
Anita Hurtado has been the welcoming voice of ONTRACK since 2005. In addition to providing all levels of administrative support for the ONTRACK team, Anita prepares consultant contracts, facilitates evaluation collection, and monitors account receivables. Anita also assists with marketing and outreach, responding to requests for general project information and facilitating electronic e-marketing activities. Anita is responsible for coordinating registration and continuing education units (CEU) processes, as well as on-site logistics for all ONTRACK training events.