Jefferson Parker

Chief Operating Officer, the V Foundation for Cancer Research and Executive Director, Don't Ever Give Up, Inc.

Jefferson Parker joined the V Foundation for Cancer Research in 2007 as Vice President of Operations. Parker manages the operations of the V Foundation, including financial management and reporting, information technology, personnel, and gift processing.

Parker was previously Executive Director of the Chrysalis Foundation for Mental Health, where he also served as Director of Finance. He has more than 14 years of experience in nonprofit financial management and more than 17 in IT. Parker began his professional career as Software Implementation Consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation. Parker holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, an MA from the University of Texas, and a BA from the University of the South (Sewanee). He is married with two sons.