Inland Regional Center proudly announces Ruth Armstead as their new Manager of Service Access and Equity!

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Ruth Armstead brings a wealth of experience and a passionate commitment to fostering equity and access for all individuals in the field of human services. With a remarkable journey spanning 15 years at the Inland Regional Center (IRC), Ruth has progressed through various roles, from her beginnings as a Consumer Services Coordinator to her most recent appointment as the Program Manager of the Service Access and Equity Team.

Driven by a fervent pursuit of knowledge and a profound desire to effect meaningful change, Ruth pursued her academic endeavors with distinction, earning both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Human Services. These academic achievements have equipped her with both the theoretical foundation and practical skills needed to navigate the complexities of the human services landscape with confidence and compassion.

Throughout her tenure at IRC, Ruth has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to advancing equity and inclusion, both within the organization and the broader communities it serves. As a Consumer Services Coordinator, she worked tirelessly to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities received the support and services essential for leading fulfilling lives. Her dedication to person-centered care and her adept navigation of complex systems earned her recognition as a trusted advocate and ally.

Transitioning into the role of Senior Training Specialist, Ruth expanded her impact by promoting cultural proficiency and humility among staff members. Recognizing the significance of understanding and addressing the unique needs of diverse populations, she spearheaded initiatives aimed at fostering a culture of inclusion within IRC and beyond.

Ruth’s career is characterized by her steadfast belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. She stands as a tireless advocate for social justice, equity, and inclusion, driven by a profound sense of compassion and empathy. Her journey exemplifies the transformative power of advocacy and underscores the significant impact one person can have in shaping a more just and equitable society.

In her new role as Program Manager of the Service Access and Equity Team, Ruth pledges to lead with unwavering dedication, compassion, and a steadfast commitment to IRC’s mission. With a vision to inspire positive change and make a lasting impact on the lives of those she serves, Ruth embodies the values of leadership and service excellence.

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