Episode 23

Published on:

24th Nov 2020

Armando Trabanco

Investing in our youths that have aged out from the Foster Care System is a win-win scenario all around! Learn how MagicWaste Youth Foundation with their stellar team headed by Rudy Bustamante, is changing and saving lives!

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On Point With Rachel Tourgeman
Informative talk shows of cutting edge topics with Powerhouse leaders
“On Point With Rachel Tourgeman” - a live Facebook and YouTube virtual informative talk show. Now also as Podcasts. You can tune-in to view distinguished corporate leaders, non-for-profit executives, educators, healthcare professionals, elected officials, dignitaries, law enforcement officials, religious leaders, and members of our multi-cultural communities, just to name a few. With leaders from the local, state, federal, and international spheres, we will discuss pertinent issues that affect the daily lives of the public at large. Our expert guests will discuss the best up-to-date cutting-edge information on topics important to you, the viewers. We are confident that you will find these shows to be enlightening and very interesting!

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On Point with Rachel Tourgeman

Rachel Tourgeman’s Bio

At the tender age of three months, Rachel Tourgeman migrated from Panama, together with her parents and five siblings, literally with just the clothes on their backs. Rachel grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and at the age of 14, she moved to Surfside, Florida. Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University and is certified as a nonviolence trainer and as a standards and training instructor by the State of Florida Commission on Criminal Justice. She is presently engaged and has a beautiful 24 year old daughter, who is her pride and joy.

For over thirty years, Rachel Tourgeman has been recognized and admired for her excellence in teaching and promoting community education and awareness. In 1995, former President Bill Clinton recognized her for developing an outstanding intergroup relations program. The prestigious Carl Bertelsmann Foundation in Denmark also commended Rachel for her model programs in the USA. While working at the Miami Dade County Police Department, Rachel had the unique opportunity to also create and implement curriculums which she taught to sworn police officers, as well as to sworn and non-sworn personnel from County’s Corrections and Rehabilitation Departments. Her courses included conflict resolution, group facilitation, anger management, domestic violence, self-esteem, and public speaking among others.

Throughout the years, Rachel has been a vibrant voice and face on television and radio shows. Recently, she completed a series of TV informative educational shows entitled: Simplemente Ser Mujer or Simply Being a Woman. Rachel retired from a distinguished career with Miami-Dade County. After her retirement, Rachel went to work for Florida National University (FNU) as their Community Relations Director, where she worked very closely with hospitals, the private sector, community leaders and community-based organizations in providing young minds the opportunity to reach their dreams and potentials through education and perseverance. As FNU’s Community Relations Director, Rachel received widespread acclaim for creating the POWERHOUSE. At the head of the POWERHOUSE was Rachel. Her gift to interact amicably with Law Enforcement Officials at the Local, State and Federal levels; Religious leaders, Educators, Corporate and Non-Profit entities, Firefighters, Elected Officials, other universities, various Nurses Associations, and the list goes on, made it possible for Educational Walks and Summits in the areas of Human Trafficking, Missing Children and Domestic and Teen Dating Violence. These pertinent events played an instrumental role in saving the lives of our children, youth and families. Consequently, she is the proud recipient of numerous awards for her distinguished role in helping to eradicate these crimes from our local and global spheres.

In May, 2020, Rachel launched her own live virtual-based talk show entitled: “On Point with Rachel Tourgeman.” The show airs live on Facebook, YouTube & link posted on LinkedIn. The interviews are also featured as Podcasts on the following social media platforms: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Podcast Index, Player FM, Deezer, iHeartRADIO, Castro, Overcast, Pocket Casts and Podcast Addict. On demand Special Edition shows are also broadcasted. It is a show committed to bringing the latest eye opening, cutting edge and fascinating stories. It features corporate executives, elected officials, non- profit executives, educators, children’s advocates, religious leaders, dignitaries, insurance experts, healthcare professionals & law enforcement officials just to name a few.

Community, Civic and Professional involvement:

Homeland Security – South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force

Global Innovative Foundation

Jewish University System

Erase Child Trafficking

Florida Board of Nursing

Black Nurses Association

Haitian American Nurses Association

Toys for Kids Miami Foundation

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade

The Red Carnation Queens Association

Domestic Violence Sexual & Assault Council (DVSAC)

Survivors’ Pathway

Miami Kingdom Lions Club

Centro Cristiano Adonai


Chambers of Commerce – The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Greater North
Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, The South
Florida Professionals/Business Network, The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
and The Hialeah Chamber of Commerce and Industries

Recent Awards, Recognitions and Tributes:

South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Outstanding Hispanic Community
Relations Leadership Award

Imagen Hialeah Magazine – Featured as a successful Hispanic Woman

Toys for Kids Miami Foundation – Award - Outstanding Community Relations

Doral Journal Newspaper – Tribute received for National Women’s History Month

City of North Miami Mayor and Council Members – Award/Tribute – for outstanding
Community Relations Initiatives in honor of National Women’s History Month
Florida Association of Post Secondary Schools and Colleges – Education Community
Leadership Award

Coffee Break with Charlie – Award in recognition of creating awareness on morally
compelling issues

El Vocero Newspaper – Tribute to events orchestrated by Rachel Tourgeman

Hispanic Women of Distinction Award

Miami Chapter Black Nurses Association and the National Black Nurses
Association – Community Action Award

The Magazine- Featured in the Front Cover of Magazine for Domestic Violence Month,
with personal interview inside the publication, as well as ample coverage of the

Southeastern Conference SDA Prayer Summit –Award/Tribute- Community Service

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC)- Award for playing a major role in
in creating awareness of these horrific crimes that could lead to deaths

Conferencias Impactantes USA Award- recognition for her excellent leadership
throughout our diverse communities

Innovative Consulting Network- recognition for mobilizing our multicultural communities’
leaders, the public at large, as well as high school and college students to empower them with
the necessary resources and tools to recognize the tactics perpetrators of violence utilize to
lure innocent people into their web of victimization

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by U.S. Senator Federica Wilson for
outstanding and invaluable service to the community

National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week: 2019 Justice for All Community Award

9th Annual South Region Florida Nurses Association- Expert Human Trafficking Panelist
Certificate of Appreciation

101.5 LITE FM (WLYF-FM)- honored as a 2019 inductee into the 101.5 LITE FM League
of Legendary Women- presented by Memorial Healthcare System

Trinity Theological Seminary of South Florida Honorary Doctorate- Ministry- 2019

Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board Awards’ Ceremony- Community
Champion Award, 2019

Mujer IMAGEN Foundation Gala- 2019 Proactive Woman Award

Co- Author- Women Breathe Again

Black Nurses Association, Global Innovative Foundation, Miami-Dade College &
Florida Board of Nursing- Served as Moderator for their 2021 Human Trafficking
Awareness Summit- Tribute of Appreciation

Survivors’ Pathway: Award in recognition of outstanding leadership, service, commitment
and life changing efforts to empowering survivors of crime- 2021