Meet Geony Rucker
Founder and Executive Director
Experienced in violence prevention, victim advocacy, and high-pressure crisis intervention, Geony offers unique insight when discussing complex issues related to trauma response, victimology, and human trafficking. She has spent nearly 10 years as a practitioner serving both child and adult victims of violent crime, and relies on these experiences when teaching on violence prevention, peer support, and advocacy-minded responses for victims. Geony is President and Founder of Value Unconditional, a nonprofit helping all adults (no matter their faith background) heal from trauma through a Biblical lens.
30-Under-30 Ink Magazine Honoree (2017); for impactful contributions made toward sexual violence prevention in Kansas City
We Raise Foundation Leadership Award Nominee (2019); for her work to interrupt cycles of poverty, violence, and inequality in the Greater Kansas City Metro area.
Kansas City Community Resiliency Leadership honor (2022) - Inaugural class; awarded by the University of Missouri - Kansas City's Criminology department, highlighting advocates and allies working to reduce violence, respond to those who've experienced violence, and/or serve as community assets in building resilient, vibrant communities that are fair, equitable, and safe.