As the project director for Bronx Health REACH, Charmaine Ruddock is responsible for the day to day operations of the project, which includes overseeing community based prevention initiatives and public policy efforts. Since joining the Institute in 2000, Ms. Ruddock has worked with consultants, community groups, local government, and national organizations to implement Bronx Health REACH programs. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National REACH Coalition and is a member of the steering committee of the National Health Equality Coalition. Ms. Ruddock also sits on the Advisory Board of CUNY’s Lehman College MPH program and is a senior fellow at Hunter College’s Center for Health, Media, and Policy. In 2009, Ms. Ruddock was invited by CDC to present on the work of Bronx Health REACH at the World Health Organization Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Ruddock administered health care services to underserved communities for more than 10 years, and was involved in the design, development, and operation of managed care organizations serving communities in New York City, Long Island and Connecticut.