Deborah Parnell, IBCLC, LD worked for the City of Dallas WIC Program for 32 years. She retired in 2017 from her position of Nutritionist/Senior Coordinator. Under Deborah’s leadership, her Agency received the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Service’s Loving Support Award of Excellence. This award was in recognition of breastfeeding performance measures, effective peer counseling programs, and strong community partnerships. She also was responsible for the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite designation for the City of Dallas. Deborah is married to Winfred Parnell, MD and is the proud mother of two and grandmother of three.
When the Alliance wants to express condolences, congratulations, get-well wishes, gratitude or any other personal message to members and friends of the organization, the Corresponding Secretary jumps into action. Deborah greatly enjoys this job and is also excited to bring her nutritionist skills to the Alliance’s new project with Dallas’ historic Bayles Elementary School.