Kristen Parske
Kristen Parske, MA graduated from Modesto Junior College in 1989 with an Associate’s degree. She graduated from San Diego State University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development with an emphasis in Family Studies and Administration. In 1997, she graduated from John F. Kennedy University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Therapy. From 1992-1994, Kristen was the Director of Extended Day Programs in San Diego County. From 1994-1995, she was the Director of a Head Start Program in Santa Cruz County.
For three years, Kristen worked at Milpitas Christian School as a Director of their after school program and as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist Intern. For the next three years, Kristen worked for New Families Foster Family Agency as their training coordinator. Shortly after moving to Sacramento County, Kristen was employed as a Child Protective Services Social Worker and Investigator for eight years. After taking a few years off, Kristen worked for California State Department of Social Services as a Social Service Consultant.
Kristen happily joined Project Help in April 2014, as a volunteer Executive Director as she believes deeply in the cause to bring greater awareness to ARDS and respiratory illness. During the past 20 years, Kristen has also volunteered her time in assisting and/or starting up other non-profit organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, training her new dog to become a therapy dog and devoting time to the exchange student program.