Gary ParkerChief Executive Officer
Education: Howard University, M.S.W.; University of Maryland Eastern Shore, B.A.; Salisbury University, B.A.
Gary H. Parker is the Chief Executive Officer of Parker Psychiatric Services, Incorporated and Parker Therapeutic Services, Incorporated. Mr. Parker has dedicated his 20-year career to improving social services and increasing access to mental health services throughout Baltimore County, Maryland.
Mr. Parker started Parker Psychiatric Services, Inc. (PPS) in 2013 with the vision of providing wraparound supportive services to children and adults in the community who are actively in therapy by utilizing the SPECIAL Model. Mr. Parker developed the SPECIAL Model by using a holistic clinical approach to help his clients reach their target goals without being in an institutional setting – but instead in homes and a familiar community. He is also credited with creating the slogan “Mental Health Services Without Walls” which underscores PPS’s efforts to provide services in a community-based setting, including the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP).
Mr. Parker graduated from Howard University’s School of Social Work with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a concentration in Program Development. Mr. Parker also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a Bachelor of Social Work from Salisbury University.