#282 - Take Risks and Try Something New with Dr. Rachel Docekal

Dr. Rachel Docekal / CEO of Hanley Foundation

February 07, 2024

Guest Bio

Dr. Rachel Docekal / CEO of Hanley Foundation

Rachel Pappert Docekal, MBA, Ed.D. is Chief Executive Officer of Hanley Foundation, Florida's largest provider of grant-funded programs focused on eliminating addiction through prevention, advocacy, treatment, and recovery support.

Docekal has extensive experience in enterprise building; governance; business, program, and fund development; customer and community relations; and the creation, launch, and management of brands. She is a seasoned leader with a specialized focus on the improvement and acceleration of marketing and philanthropy programs.

Docekal had previously served as CEO of the Hanley Center Foundation, prior to founding the Lyrae Group and serving as its Managing Director. She's also held senior leadership roles at Nova Southeastern University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the South Florida Science Museum. Docekal was named one of South Florida Business Journal's "25 Most Influential Women" in 2012.

Docekal is intimately involved in community service. She is a board member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, co-chairing two policy committees; the chair-elect of Palm Beach County's Criminal Justice Commission; past chairman of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Mounts Botanical Garden Board of Directors. Docekal is a member of Leadership Florida's Cornerstone XXXVI Class and Leadership Palm Beach County Focus.

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