Board Member since 2002-2004; 2006-Present
Dr. Parker is a tenured, Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine and the College of Nursing – UNM Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine; Director of the Center for Native American Health – UNM Health Sciences Center; and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs – UNM School of Medicine. Her research includes American Indian pediatric obesity prevention, mental and behavioral health of incarcerated American Indian youth in NM, integrated health care (depression treatment in primary care), and historical trauma and tribal contemporary health.
Dr. Parker was born and raised on the Seneca Nation in Western New York. She is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation and moved to NM in 1991 to pursue her education. Dr. Parker received a nursing degree in 1993 and a doctoral degree in medical sociology in 2001. She has two sons, Thomas and Max, and is married to Marcello Maviglia, MD, MPH.
My continuing interest in serving on the Board is about serving the community that I live in; working with FNCH leaders, staff, and patients to create a health care center that is culturally welcoming and that provides excellent clinical and holistic care; ensuring fiscal responsibility; and expanding the vision for health and health care that includes consideration of community connectedness and translation of the best health science into applied, local benefit.