Jerry Parker, MA
Jerry is the Executive Director of The Wood Group of Texas. The
Wood Group is a mental health service provider with programs and
services located throughout Texas. He has been with The Wood Group
since 1987. Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from
Midwestern State University and his Master of Arts degree from
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jerry currently serves on the NAMI State Board of Directors of Texas and
served many years on the Board of Directors for the Texas Homeless
NARMH Positions and Projects
Jerry has been a member of NARMH since 1993. He was elected to
the NARMH Board in 2005. He served on the 2006 Conference Planning
Committee for the National NARMH Conference to be held in San Antonio.
Jerry is currently the Membership Chairman for NARMH.
Rural Mental Health Involvement and Contributions:
Jerry lives in the city of Wichita Falls located in North Texas.
He has been involved in the provision of mental health services for the
past 20 years. He believes in providing quality mental health
programs and services that assist mental health consumers with
integration into their community with all their rights, priviliges and
responsibilities. The Wood Group operates more than 30 programs
located in both rural and urban areas of Texas. He has developed
programs that provide services to persons with severe and persistent
mental illness in a culturally and linguistic setting. The Wood
Group provides crisis hotline services, crisis screening and assessment
services and psychosocial rehabilitation services. They have
developed residential programs that are treatment oriented and
transitional in nature. The desired outcome is to allow the
consumer to live in the least restrictive environment. Jerry
continues to develop new and innovative programs that provide services
to the mental health community of Texas.