Jolyn Parker

Jolyn currently serves as VP of External Relations for San Diego Oasis, an award-winning nonprofit organization providing stimulation, education and community engagement to older adults to prevent isolation and loneliness, and to encourage engagement and purpose.  Formerly a board member at Oasis, Jolyn applies her business, academic and nonprofit experience to  the challenges of growing an important mission.  From her role as former CMO of a local nonprofit hospice to teaching the business of retail, marketing and communications at a major public university to running a multi-million dollar retail operation, she is also involved in supporting the nonprofit community as board member and past chair of Barrio Logan College Institute in San Diego, board member of Friends of Breakthrough Public Schools in Cleveland, Ohio, member of Community Advisory Council of SDG&E, and former board member and past chair of Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) of San Diego. 

She holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Nonprofit Management from Empire State College at SUNY, Applied Associate Degree in Retail Management from Fashion Institute of Technology at SUNY, and a certificate from The College of Distributive Trades, London, England.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she is married to a business turnaround specialist and has one daughter, an attorney.