Dr. 玛米一个. 帕克

An executive coach, 主持人, and inspirational public speaker, Mamie 帕克 is a retired fish and wildlife biologist who rose to the rank of Assistant Director for the United States 鱼 and 野生动物 Service (USFWS) in Washington, DC. She made history when appointed the first African American USFWS Northeast Regional Director in the Senior Executive Service.  She also served as Chief of Staff and Chief of 鱼eries. Mamie has vast experience in water resources planning, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act, wetland protection, 和恢复.

As the USFWS Assistant Director, she served as the 主持人 at the White House Conference on the Environment. Dr. 帕克 played a major role in implementing the Coastal Barrier Resources Act system mapping and flood insurance, 沿海项目, and protecting our nation’s waters from pollutants and invasive species such as listing the snakehead fish as an injurious wildlife species. She helped create the National 鱼 Habitat Action Plan in partnership, for which the President of the United States presented her with the Presidential Rank Award, the highest award given to government employees. She also received the Department of Interior’s Silver Award presented by the Secretary of the USFWS.

Her executive coach clients include the Gates Millennium Scholars Program; Bureau of Land Management; Defense Language Institute; U.S. 鱼 and 野生动物 Service (USFWS); the Maryland Department of Labor and the Department of the Interior. Dr. 帕克 also serves as principal of EcoLogix Group, Inc.

Dr. 帕克 is a leader in various organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Duke University School of the Environment Visitors Board, Northland College, Student Conservation Association, the National 野生动物 Refuge Association, Brown Advisory Sustainable Investment, Marstel-Day 咨询 Company, Defenders of 野生动物, the Potomac Conservancy, and the Chesapeake Conservancy.

The Governor of Virginia recently appointed her to the Board of Directors of the Game and Inland 鱼eries. The Council of World Women Leaders awarded her with an Aspen Institute Fellowship where she worked in the Kingdom of Lesotho and in Cape Town and Johannesburg, 南非. She is a 2018 winner of the prestigious William K. Reilly Award from American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Environmental Policy, and a 2015 Champion of the Chesapeake from Chesapeake Conservancy. Born and raised in Arkansas, she was inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame by the Governor.

Dr. 帕克 holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), a Master of Science in fish and wildlife management, and a doctoral degree in limnology from the University of Wisconsin. She also received executive leadership training at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

When she is not working, Mamie enjoys watching movies, hiking and mentoring young ladies.