Meet Ruth Cecilia Moguillansky, Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Principal Planner, Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization
“Hispanic women play an important role in society, and have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact in the communities they serve by sharing their passion, culture, richness, beauty, family values and the diversity they all bring to this amazing Country”
Ruth’s desire to make a difference in the life of others has been evident throughout her 30-year tenure with Palm Beach County. She is recognized for her extensive knowledge and experience in community revitalization and comprehensive planning which have resulted in the implementation of many successful projects and initiatives. Under her leadership, the County’s Community Revitalization Program was created to address the needs of designated residential neighborhoods throughout unincorporated Palm Beach County.
Ruth is passionate about community advocacy and engagement, and has been working with neighborhood builders across the United States and Canada to provide leadership and support in promoting an international model for inclusive citizen-led action. With her creativity and innovative skills in devising and implementing ways to educate the community and build collaborative relationships, she has forged many partnerships over the years to bring resources to communities in need. Never one to shy away from a difficult task, Ruth’s disarming ways have bridged pathways of communication between residents and county leaders.
Ruth has volunteered for many years with local organizations to lend a helping hand to seniors with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, families in need, and community groups with many projects and initiatives. They range from food, clothes, toys and school supplies drives and distribution, to exterior painting and home repairs, landscaping improvements, and neighborhood cleanups, to name just a few. She remains active with, and continues to support many organizations that are close to her heart like the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County, Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County, Rebuilding Together of the Palm Beaches, Friends of Foster Children of Palm Beach County, and the Women’s Foundation of Florida’s Giving Circle.
A native of Argentina, Ruth earned her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires and her Masters in Community Planning, with an area of concentration in international development, at the University of Cincinnati. She has received numerous national and local awards and recognition for her volunteer efforts, accomplishments, dedication, and service to others.
Ruth lives in Palm Beach Gardens and enjoys swimming, photography, painting, singing and “Latin dancing’ with her partner, Richard Musolino.
The 19th annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon to be held on August 28th at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida is anticipating another sell-out of up to 1000 guests paying tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America.
The annual cultural event has now grown to be the largest celebration of Latinas in Florida representing a cross-section of disciplines that are changing the face of American culture. With over 70 nominations this year, 12 Latinas and a Latina Pioneer have been selected to join the more than 200 past honorees.
What the women have in common and is a major part of the judging process, is their American entrepreneurship intertwined with their values and traditions. The accomplishments of these Latinas stand on their own and are even more significant given the traditional roadblocks that exist for women, especially Latinas.
Presented by Latina Style Magazine, in partnership with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Latin Biz Today, this popular high-powered exciting event includes a complimentary “mojito” and silent auction, hors d’hoerves, entertainment, and an interactive business expo on Facebook Live.
The event benefits FLITE Center, the one and only one-stop in Broward County for youth transitioning from foster care and other transitioning youth who are facing severe risks and challenges with no family support. FLITE Center works alongside our county’s foster care placement agency, ChildNet, as well as the Judges and Magistrates who oversee their care plans. They serve over 1500 youth per year and serve as the gap filler in the community for youth and agencies lacking the resources to help them reach full self-sufficiency.
The 2020 Honorees to from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County are:
RUTH CECILIA MOGUILLANSKY – Principal Planner, Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization – (Palm Beach Gardens )
MONICA RIBEIRO – Vice President, Business Relationship Manager – BankUnited – (Pompano Beach)
ESTELAMARI RODRIGUEZ, M.D. – Assoc. Director Community Outreach Thoracic Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – (City of Miami )
ALESSANDRA STIVELMAN –Shareholder – Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. (Hollywood)
2020 Latina Pioneer of the Year: RITA B CRAIG – President, Top Tier Leadership
Rita formed her company more than 20 years ago helping leaders and organizations build winning cultures, deliver results and maximize performance around the world. An award winning certified speaker and coach she has recently been appointed as one of the 21 women on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Rita is a resident of Palm Beach Gardens.
For more information, visit www.hispanicwomenofdistinction.com or email: [email protected] Tickets are $95 per person. Sponsorships begin at $1500. All major credit cards accepted. Follow us on Facebook