Hector Benjamin Ricketts serves as President/CEO and owner of Community Transportation Systems, Inc. a New York State and New York City authorized Passenger Transportation Company. Currently, he manages a fleet of fifty-three (53) licensed/insured commuter vans, employing sixty (60) operators. The Founder and President of the Commuter Van Association of New York (formally The Interborough Alliance for Community Transportation) he advocates daily on behalf of over 460 licensed vans and 600 drivers citywide. As a former Hospital Administrator, holding a Bachelors Degree form New York State University and a Master of Arts Degree from Brooklyn College, School of Graduate Studies, Mr. Ricketts coupled his expertise in Healthcare and Transportation to implement a unique transportation service for nurses from Brooklyn and Queens to and from work in Staten Island. This was done through a contractual agreement with the visiting nurse Association of Staten Island and had been in effect for the period January 2006 through April 2016. He also secured transpiration contracts with New York City’s Department of Human Services.
Mr. Ricketts also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sweet P. Home Care, a Licensed Health Care Company that puts to work daily over 500 nurses (LPN’s/RN’s) throughout the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau County.
Mr. Ricketts is also a New York State Department of Motor Vehicles 19-A Certified Examiner and a New York State Commissioned Notary Public and leads a thriving consulting service at Ricketts consulting group. Among his additional accomplishments are his legal challenge in Ricketts etal V. New York City and New York State in which he advanced the rights of van operators to earn an honest living/to achieve economic liberty. He sacrifices his own resources to carry out philanthropic work in his community and remains active speaking to audiences across the country while also participating in political activities at all levels.
Born in Jamaica West Indies, Mr. Ricketts migrated to the United States in August of 1978 with his wife Opal J. Barnes Ricketts after a brief carrier with the Manchester Health Department having earned a public health certificate and a Royal Society of Health Diploma at the West Indies school of Public Health. Currently, Mr. Ricketts resides in Rosedale Queens with his wife, his daughter, two sons and five grandchildren.
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