March 09, 2021
Meet Carrie Parks
Director of Intellectual & Developmental Disability (IDD) Provider Services
- What is your role at Metrocare?
I am the Director of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Provider Services at Metrocare, which encompasses services that span the lifecycle from birth to death. From our Early Childhood Intervention Services, our designated Centers for Children with Autism, our behavior treatment services, crisis respite, to our career development and design programs, Metrocare’s philosophy is that with the right resources and supports each person can reach their fullest potential.
I have been with Metrocare for 13 years and serving individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for over 21 years.
- What is the favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is hearing the success stories from my teams of how they are making an impact in the lives of those we serve as well as seeing the passion and creativity that each team member brings to the table.
- How would you describe your team and your leadership style?
My team is comprised of talented, passionate All Stars that do amazing things every day. I believe in servant leadership and recognize that my role is to ensure that my team members have the resources and supports to continue doing their amazing things every day. I also believe that it is important to provide learning and growth opportunities to support their professional development and grow our pipeline of future leaders for Metrocare as an agency.
- Why do you believe in Women Supporting Women?
I believe it is important that women surround themselves with supportive women so they will have sounding boards and supports who understand balancing conflicting demands from their career, family and self-preservation. It is very easy for women to feel like they are sacrificing one for the other. We are all here to lift each other up and continue to be the strong, successful women in the workforce that serve as role models to our daughters and other girls still trying to determine who they want to be when they grow up.