Orange Grove announced that Dr. Graham Parker has joined the organization as the director of Health Care Services.
At Orange Grove’s health clinic, Dr. Parker will supervise a team of two nurse practitioners and 16 medical staff. Her overarching mission is to insure the delivery of quality care for patients via Orange Grove’s service delivery model of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. A large part of her initial job responsibilities will include shepherding the agency’s adoption of electronic health records and the federally mandated 1CD-10 coding system.
Prior to Orange Grove Center, Dr. Parker was director of the Chattanooga Children’s Program at Signal Centers, where her responsibilities included managing program staff and classroom and daily program operations.
Dr. Parker has master’s degrees in School Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a Ph.D in School Psychology with minors in Neuropsychology, Reading and Language Development, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
She is a licensed school psychologist, and a licensed heath service provider (psychologist). Since July 2012, Dr. Parker been listed as a Rule 31 Family Mediator in Hamilton and Bradley Counties by the Alternative Resolution Dispute Commission (ARDC) of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
She has worked as a psychologist at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Bradley County Schools, and Siskin Children’s Institute, where she also served as a curriculum consultant for children diagnosed with developmental delay, intellectual impairment, autism, speech/language delay and impairments. In addition, she has been in private practice as a pediatric psychologist and behavioral specialist, providing psychological services to children and families served by Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) and other educational agencies.
Dr. Parker was also an adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Lee University in Cleveland, providing instruction for both undergraduate and graduate students in such courses as Theories of Learning, Early Childhood Education, Behavior Management, Students with Mild Disabilities, and Consultation and Collaboration.
In the community she has served on the committees of Ready by 21 - Early Childhood Education, United Way Childcare Directors, and Tennessee Association for the Education of the Young Child. She also served on policy councils for Hamilton County Department of Education Pre-Kindergarten Program and Chattanooga Early Head Start. She was also a member of the Early Intervention Resource Agency Leadership Team and the board of directors of Chattanooga Area Association for the Education of the Young Child.