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Our Team

Don Parker

Board Member

Don has been an innovative leader in hospital systems for over five decades. In January 2024, he retired from Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) as President of Behavioral Health Care Transformation Services. In a December 2023 award from the Mental Health Association in NJ,  Don was honored for his “pioneering work in behavioral health care, including developing innovative approaches and modeling integration of care.” During 2013-2021, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Carrier Clinic, which became part of HMH in 2019. He then led the integration and expansion of behavioral health and addiction treatment services across HMH’s wide network in NJ, including developing innovative ways to improve access to care. These included behavioral health urgent care, telehealth, bridge care, and training non-behavioral-health nurses in ERs to assess, evaluate, and treat or refer suicidal pediatric patients.

Previously, Don served as VP at St. Joseph’s Health System and President/CEO of Atlantic Mental Health which merged into the AtlantiCare Health System, where he served in multiple roles. As President of AtlantiCare Health Services, he developed and provided leadership to over 20 ambulatory businesses with 42 locations, including the area’s first retail health clinic inside a grocery store.  He participated in the Leadership Team as AtlantiCare earned and was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige Award, a Presidential recognition for quality and achievement. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned a Master’s Degree at Rutgers, Don also is active in community service and other leadership on civic organization Boards.

Don Parker
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