Dr. Rachel Docekal, chief executive officer of Hanley Center Foundation and a Wellington resident, was recently elected to the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. In this role, Docekal will be responsible for collaborating with other like-minded business professionals to influence economic growth in Palm Beach County.
“I am pleased to join the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, which has a diverse membership, allowing an excellent collaboration between the public and private business sector,” Docekal said. “As the leader of a mission-driven nonprofit which is contributing greatly to the Palm Beach County economy, I look forward to assisting the council’s mission, which makes a consistent and considerable positive impact on the citizens of Palm Beach County and beyond.”
Established in 1975, the Economic Council and its members have focused the organization as a trailblazer in the community for identifying key policy and issue areas that affect how businesses operate. As the voice of business in the community, the council works to guide and shape the economic and civic landscape of the county. Docekal, a noted development and marketing professional, has deep experience with nonprofit, community-based organizations and has been presented with numerous recognitions for her contributions to businesses in South Florida.
In her role as vice president of external relations for Caron Treatment Centers and head of Hanley Center Foundation, the nonprofit entity created to support Hanley Center’s treatment programs, Docekal is responsible for capital improvements to the center’s main campus in West Palm Beach, board and donor relations, fundraising events and creating fund development strategies.
Part of the Caron Treatment Centers nationwide network, Hanley Center is a residential addiction treatment center headquartered in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (866) 5HANLEY or visit www.hanleycenter.org. More information on the Economic Council of Palm Beach County is available by calling (561) 684-1551 or visiting www.economiccouncilpbc.org.
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