Rosalind M. Parker, Esq., CPS has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Access to Racial and Cultural Health (ARCH) Institute, Inc. and as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Bridging Resources in Communities (BRIC), Inc. – two nonprofit technical assistance youth and family health prevention focused companies since 2005. Ms. Parker, a multi-focused attorney, whose initial priorities were in communications, entertainment and technology law, is well known for her administrative skills, strategic thinking and ability to connect resources to those in need. She has been dedicated to the improvement of bringing new resources into communities of need as well as connecting existing resources needed to eliminate health disparities and at-risk behaviors. Since 2014, Ms. Parker also has served as the Project Director for the Ward 5 Drug-Free Coalition (serving NE communities, DC) and from 2006 – 2012 she served as the Project Director for the Ward 8 Drug-Free Coalition (serving Far SE communities, DC). Since 2010, Ms. Parker has served as the Director of the Wards 7&8 DC Prevention Center (serving Far NE/Far SE communities, DC).
Ms. Parker served from 2003 – 2005 as the Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for the District of Columbia Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Congresswoman Norton’s legislative agenda included several health related issues, including child/young adult obesity prevention, Hepatitis C prevention, and HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives.
Ms. Parker was the Assistant Managing Principal, from 2000 – 2003 for the Technology, Entertainment and Communications (TEC) Law Group, P.L.L.C., a firm specializing in the business development and legal needs of small and mid-size businesses, including start-ups and non-profits.
From 1999 – 2000, Ms. Parker worked on various technology, telecom and space industry projects as an independent consultant, including as a consultant to Strategic Community Services, Inc. (SCSI). For SCSI, she researched key technology industry national data and Prince George’s County data included in the Suitland Technology Center and Internet Café business plan.
Ms. Parker is a 1991 graduate of the University of Virginia and a 1994 graduate of Duke Law School. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Virginia Bar as well as a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS).