Beyond the Badge

Dealing with the challenges of today’s society and balancing everyday life requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. GATEWAY P.A.A.L.S. emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the Public Service Professionals, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2019, we are an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support not only for Public Service Professionals but from Small Businesses within our communities. Contact us TODAY to learn more about ways to get involved.

Angela rusan


The concept P.A.A.L.S. was initially developed in 2019, based on my personal experiences, trials, and tribulations throughout my career as a Public Servant. I have been in the Public Safety sector for 10 years with experience as Emergency Medical Dispatcher & Emergency Medical Technician Basic.

I have worked in one of the busiest urban fire department districts within the United States. I received my Bachelor’s in Science degree in Sociology; with a minor in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (May 2010) .

I have always been passionate about about helping and inspiring others. Serving the community while attempting to build interpersonal relationships with my colleagues to provide resources came with its own challenges. But it has proven too be rewarding and a testimony I am ready to share. 

Consistency, trustworthy, compassionate are just a words that come to mind when thinking about my characteristics.

Angelia word

Assistant/Brand Ambassador

Angelia has been with P.A.A.L.S. since our founding days-October 2019, who also happens to be my daughter. She bring years of experience and skills in the latest trends on social media platforms to the forefront; in helping OUR organization grow and YOUR BUSINESS succeed.

Angelia is an inspiring Prairie View A&M University student studying Kinesiology. The sky is the limit as to what dreams you can accomplish. You can be the first in your family to break the cycle, because you’re the chosen one! Believe it, receive it and claim it ….ITS ALREADY YOURS!



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"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

2 Timothy 1:7

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