President and Founder Dr. Tristaca McCray
A former clinical research nurse, teacher and currently studying to become a mental health counselor, Dr. Tristaca's desire to help people in need is ingrained in her DNA. Her mission is deeply personal and designed to inspire and empower these individuals through a variety of projects, workshops and conferences to help them recognize their full potential and become accomplished leaders.
As a respected and nationally recognized leader in the community and nonprofit sector,
Dr. Tristaca McCray continues to plant seeds of HOPE across the world. Proven global leader with extensive experience in strategy, community outreach, development, and operations with a few award winning programs focusing on delivering best-in-class results.
Dr. Tristaca is passionate about the importance of building community and leveraging the strengths of other team members to deliver significant and sustainable positive impact.
Tristaca is on the San Diego Suicide Prevention Council, Suicide Prevention Council Faith Sub-Committee, Suicide Prevention Council Assessment & Evaluation Sub-Committee, member of the North County Philanthropy Council and has received numerous awards and recognition's:
20th June 2020: Gap Warriors, Nonprofits Serving Unmet Needs and the Women Who Lead Them (Featuring Dr. Tristaca McCray)
17th April 2020: Board Member with The Founder & Management of ASSOCIATION OF PERSONS AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY INCLUSION (APSDI) ---Uganda
6th November 2019: Member of the Global Network of Civil Society for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
10th September 2019: Certificate of Incorporation In The Federal Republic of Nigeria
(NERDS RULE INITIATIVE)
20th September 2019: Certificate to Commence Business In Ghana (NERDS RULE GHANA)
10th June 2019: State of Corporation Virginia (NERDS RULE INC. Chapter)
11th May 2018: Partnership with Food 4 Less operation division of the Kroger Family of companies support for NERDS RULE INC's "Helping Hands That provide Hope" program
8th May 2018: OFA Fellows Graduate--- Organizing for Action is a nonprofit 501(4) organization and community organizing project that advocates for the agenda of former U.S. President Barack Obama
30th November 2017: Member of Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction (SAVE FOOD) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
17th November 2017: San Diego Prestige Award Winner Most Influential Person In The Community
1st October 2017: Founding Member of the World Kindness Movement USA
3rd September 2017: World Kindness Movement Membership Award: 7th US Organization to receive in the 20 year history of the World Kindness Movement.
5th August 2017: NERDS RULE INC. member to United Nations NGO Branch Civil Society Network
17th July 2017: Certificate of Incorporation In The Republic of Uganda (NERDS RULE INC. Uganda)
5th May 2017: University of San Diego: RISE San Diego Urban Leadership Fellows Graduate
14th March 2017: San Diego, California Proclamation "NERDS RULE INC. DAY"
1st January 2017: United Nations Development Programme NERDS RULE INC. programs developed with the Sustainable Development Goals ( Goals 1,2,3,4,5,8,11,12,14,15,16,17)
21st November 2016: Nominated San Diego Prestige Award Most Influential Person In The Community
10th October 2016: Member of NGO Branch United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
16th July 2016: San Diego, California Proclamation "Tristaca McCray Day" proclamation by Supervisor, Third District, Dave Roberts for her work with Suicide Prevention
14th June 2016: White House Award Winning Nonprofit Global "Change Maker" by The First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama--- United State Of Women
16th December 2015: State of Corporation Florida (NERDS RULE INC. Chapter)
15th May 2014: State of Corporation North Carolina (NERDS RULE INC. Chapter)
18th October 2012: State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition Urban League of San Diego County Urban Leader Under 40