Dr. Rachel Docekal, chief executive officer of Hanley Center Foundation and a Wellington resident, was recently elected to the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. In her new volunteer role, Docekal will assist the board’s efforts in the northern communities of Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Park, Mangonia Park, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Singer Island, Riviera Beach and Tequesta to achieve sustainable growth and continued prosperity.
“I am delighted to join the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, which has a vibrant membership and a sterling reputation for creating an enviable business climate,” Docekal said. “I look forward to contributing to its mission and to provide support as the board continues to enhance economic success in the northern Palm Beach County business community.”
The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization whose more than 800 members represent employees in all aspects of business and industry. Its continuing mission is to be the unified voice of business, driving sustainable growth and prosperity. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce focuses on economic development, taking an active role in business advocacy, providing meaningful member services to support its growth and improving the quality of life for all residents in its community.
Docekal, a noted development and marketing professional, has deep experience with nonprofit, community-based organizations, including the South Florida Science Museum and Nova Southeastern University. She has been presented with numerous recognitions for her contributions to businesses in South Florida and was recently recognized as one of South Florida Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women 2012.
In her role as head of the Hanley Center Foundation, the nonprofit entity created to support Hanley Center’s addiction research, education and treatment programs, as well as capital improvements to the center’s main campus in West Palm Beach and its 28-day residential facility in Vero Beach, Docekal is responsible for board and donor relations, fundraising events and creating fund-development strategies.
Docekal earned an undergraduate degree from Chatham University in Pittsburgh and her MBA with a concentration in marketing from the Katz School at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her doctorate in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.
Hanley Center is a residential addiction treatment center headquartered in West Palm Beach offering a broad spectrum of programs based on the most advanced research in the disease of addiction. From detoxification and medical stabilization to individualized treatment and continuing-care planning, Hanley Center prides itself in offering the most innovative and effective treatment programs. Unique to the center is the “Hanley Model of Care,” which includes age and gender-specific treatment programs. For more information, call (866) 442-6539 or visit www.hanleycenter.org.
ABOVE: Dr. Rachel Docekal (center) with Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Beth Kigel and Chairman Don Hearing.