The name Madalynn C. Rucker may not be familiar to you because she does not seek the spotlight. Indeed, it took some work and a good deal of convincing to get the founder and chief executive officer of ONTRACK Program Resources to stop resisting her destiny to be rewarded.
Through customized technical assistance, consultation and training since 1997, ONTRACK Program Resources has helped hundreds of organizations implement evidence-based, culturally responsive, best practices to improve the health and wellbeing of diverse communities, especially those at risk for substance use and mental health disorders, trauma, domestic violence, homelessness, criminal justice involvement, HIV, poverty, and other challenges.
There was some hesitation about nominating her for the award because this powerhouse of a woman keeps a fairly low profile. However, she has positively impacted many lives and has accomplished tremendous work. After some persuasion and gentle reassurance, she has agreed to be publicly acknowledged, thanked and celebrated.
Rucker is one of several individuals who will be featured in the Special Edition Fall/October 2015 issue of THE HUB Magazine–Northern California’s Exceptional Women of Color and will receive an Exceptional Woman of Color (EWOC) Excellence Award at the Hub Magazine’s EWOC conference event. This year’s theme celebration is: “Empowering Women to Lead”.
The 7th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Exceptional Women of Color (EWOC) Networking Brunch Conference will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 8 am to 2 pm at the Hilton Arden West Sacramento. This year’s conference will once again include guest speaker inter-active panel sessions, a photo shoot session, workshop sessions, a vendor/exhibit marketplace, networking opportunities and more.
The public is invited to attend. Admission tickets are available online at http://ewoc2014.eventbrite.com
For more info and to see photos from the 2014 EWOC conference, go to http://www.sacculturalhub.com/exceptional-women-of-color/details or see the latest exclusive eblast ad announcement posted at http://www.sacculturalhub.com/e-blasts/judge-lynn-toler-keynote-presenter-empowering-women-to-lead-at-2015-ewoc-conference.
CONGRATULATIONS Madalynn C. Rucker!