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Board of Directors

Debi Rucker – Founder, Executive Director

Debi Rucker is a wife, homemaker, and homeschooling mother of two. She became passionate about the need for disposable diapers when she learned about Marybeth Levine and the Detroit Area Diaper Bank ( from her next door neighbor, Marybeth’s brother. After researching diaper banks and realizing the need locally, and with the support of family and friends, Blessed Bottoms was incorporated.

Ms. Rucker’s background includes starting up and leading business development efforts for two successful pharmaceutical contract research organizations, managing national sales teams, and overseeing project management and customer service functions.  Ms. Rucker earned her BS in chemistry from Syracuse University.

Chris Rucker – Vice President, Treasurer

Chris Rucker has a broad range of high-level experience in executive roles. He currently is COO of Healthesystems (HES). Mr. Rucker’s past positions include president of Davita Clinical Research (DCR), vice president of strategy and enterprise development, worldwide director of business process management, and director of global information technology for Rhodia Pharma Solutions, and director of operations for Oread, Inc. Mr. Rucker received his BS in chemistry from Georgia State University.

Beth Bennett – Secretary

Ms. Bennett leads and manages the product portfolio office at Healthesystems (HES) in Tampa. Prior to joining HES, Ms. Bennett held posts as the vice president of special projects at Davita Clinical Research, senior director of business operations at Nektar Therapeutics, Inc., the director of regulatory affairs and director of clinical development at Inhibitex, Inc., and the site director and general manager of Oread, Inc., among other positions. A widely published author and co-author of scientific publications and a contributor to a number of books, Ms. Bennett also holds or has applied for more than a score of patents during her career. Ms. Bennett earned her BS in Zoology from the University of Georgia at Athens.