Heather Parker
Vice President, Education & Meetings

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Heather Parker is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight of CHPA’s educational programming, including OTC Academy, the one-stop resource for education on the consumer healthcare industry.

Prior to joining CHPA in June 2017, Parker served as senior director of learning delivery and technology at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). During her 20-year career at AAMC, she served in positions of increasing responsibility in meetings, education, membership, and constituent services.

Parker has also worked as an executive leadership coach, helping individual leaders increase their effectiveness and achieve greater satisfaction and success, and working with teams to facilitate positive dynamics and improved communication.

Parker is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Professional Convention Management Association, and the International Coach Federation, and is a Certified Meeting Professional.

Education: B.A., Psychology, Clemson University 
M.Ed., Counseling and Guidance Services, Clemson University