A steadfast disability advocate, Ruthee Goldkorn currently excels as an ambassador for the Abilities Expo, which is a resource for the disabled community. Additionally, she works as the founder of No Barriers Disabled Access Consulting and Advocacy Services. Previously, she gained valuable industry experience as the owner of the Baby Biz between 1980 and 1984. As a childbirth educator and labor adviser, Ms. Goldkorn taught patients about the best childbirth practices. From 1975 until 1989, she also specialized in the management and business development for such entities as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and the Doctors Hospital of Long Beach. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, she also served as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. In a career filled with highlights, she is proud of becoming the first female president of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs in 1992.
In pursuit of her dream career, Ms. Goldkorn earned a Master of Arts from the Bryman School in 1973. She subsequently completed coursework at San Fernando Valley Community College toward the end of the 1970s. Furthermore, Ms. Goldkorn has been trained through various state and national entities, including the California Departments of Rehabilitation and Justice, the National Association of Americans with Disabilities and the Federal Department of Justice.
Ms. Goldkorn retains her professional alignment with the Los Angeles City Commission on Disabilities, Californians for Disability Rights, Inc., the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Moreno Valley Unified Schools. In past years, she maintained her affiliation with the American Red Cross, the California Disabilities Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of ADA Coordinators, the California Democratic Council and Moreno Valley Morning Optimists, to name a few. She notably contributed to her community through the voters’ accessibility advisory committee of the Riverside County Registrar of Voters and as a president emeritus of the Ms. Wheelchair California Pageant, a competition she previously won in 2001. During the early years of her career, Ms. Goldkorn also devoted herself to the California Democratic Party Standing Committee on Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, the North High School Education and Human Services Academy, Habitat for Humanity, the State Department of Rehabilitation and the Gail Snow Memorial Scholarship, which she founded at Serrano Elementary School.
Due to her professional efforts in disability and community advocacy, Ms. Goldkorn was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Riverside County Democratic Party and the President’s Call to Service Award by former President Barack Obama, as well as the Hero Award from the Californians for Disability Rights Inc., and No Barriers Disabled Access Consulting and Advocacy Services. In recent years, she was also inducted into Latino American Who’s Who and the International Women’s Leadership Association. Looking toward the future, Ms. Goldkorn intends to continue advocating for the Abilities Expo.