Hector Ricketts

When Hector Ricketts lost his job as director of support services in a hospital, he was worried about how he would support his wife and three children. Instead of losing hope, however, he began to devote all of his energies to running Queens Van Plan, Inc., a company that provides van service in Queens, New York. He also became a community leader, serving as the President of the Interborough Alliance for Community Transportation, and an outspoken advocate for community-based transportation services. More than 50 men and women make a living driving Queens Van Plan vans, and thousands more depend on his vans for reliable and secure transportation services.

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