Deborah Parker is the Director of the BMCC Women’s Resource Center since the year 2000. She provides crisis intervention counseling and develops and implements 45 programs annually which include conferences, workshops and on/off-campus activities. Some of the programs and topics covered include Leadership Training, Social Advocacy, Community Building, Domestic Violence, Breast Cancer Awareness, Parenting Skills, LGBT Awareness, Diversity, and Healthy Relationships. Currently at BMCC, she also serves as Editor of the Student Handbook, Supervisor of the New Student Orientation, Co-Chair of the online E-Orientation for New Students, CUNYCAP Site Coordinator, Coordinating Liaison to the Safe Zone Program, Deputy Coordinator for the Committee on Sexual Harassment, Board Member of the Early Childhood Center, Advisory Board Member of the Urban Male Leadership Academy and Executive Member of the Women’s HerStory Month Committee.
Prior to her work at BMCC, she was a Student Services Manager for over 20 years working for The City University of New York providing a variety of resources to faculty, staff and students of the University. From 2005 to 2008, she taught Diversity and the Inclusive Classroom as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, School of Education Graduate Program. She served as Chair of the CUNY Women Centers Council from 2001-2009, and again in 2011.
Ms. Parker is an expert on Domestic Violence and Rehabilitation techniques and methods. She has a B.A. in Black and Puerto Rican Studies, an M.S.Ed. in School and Rehabilitation Counseling from Hunter College, and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from John Jay College.