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Ellen Parker

executive director, Project Bread

Before taking on the leadership of Project Bread, Ms. Parker was Vice President of Programs at Crittenton Hastings House, Boston; Regional Director of Catholic Charities, Boston; and Senior Policy Advisor for Human Services to Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn. She holds two masters degrees from Boston University, one in social work and one in business administration and public management. In 2001, Ms. Parker was awarded the New England Womens Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in human services and, in 2003, the Hubie Jones Award for Urban Service, issued by Boston University's School of Social Work. In 2004, as a result of Ms. Parker's leadership, Project Bread was recognized by the Washington, D.C.-based Congressional Hunger Center for its work in effectively fighting hunger in Massachusetts. In 2007, Ellen Parker was granted the Heroes Among Us award by the Boston Celtics for her overwhelming impact on the lives of others. In 2008, she was selected by the Boston Municipal Research Bureau to receive the prestigious Shattuck City Champion Award for her significant contribution to the Boston community. And in 2009, she was selected by the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board to receive the Speaker Thomas P. ONeill, Jr. Award for Exemplary Public Service at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.