Rhonda Truesdale, human resources and finance manager for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department, was honored by the National Council of Negro Women Inc. (NCNW).
Truesdale, a Denver native, is the youth director of the Youth Ministry at True Light Baptist Church where she also leads the Wednesday Night Youth Bible Study Group. While not a member of NCNW, she was nominated by a member.
“This is an honor and a surprise,” Truesdale said. “I am a behind-the-scenes person, but I enjoy working with young people because of their energy. They need to be encouraged and a lot of them need a caring person who will listen to them. I want to be that encouraging person.”
NCNW is a council of national African-American women's organizations and community-based sections. Founded in 1935, the NCNW mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this purpose through research, advocacy, and national and community-based services and programs on issues of health, education and economic empowerment in the United States and Africa. With its 39 national affiliates and more than 240 sections, NCNW reaches nearly 4 million women.