Dr. Carolyn Parks ’72 is a community health education specialist with a passion for helping groups and communities to identify and solve their own health problems. Carol’s community-based research and practice for over 30 years has focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of health education and disease prevention programs for African Americans, disadvantages populations, and other groups of color. She is a retied health education college professor of over 20 years and currently serves as a Behavioral Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, working on HIV/AIDS prevention programs for at-risk women. In addition to her academic and professional work, Carol has served as board member for and consultant to numerous civic, community, health, and religious organizations, locally, nationally, and internationally. A proud South Philadelphia native, Carol’s singular life goal is to be a faithful servant and ambassador of Jesus Christ and to model His principles in every aspect of life.