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Towana D. Parker Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Towana D. Parker has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the business industry

A hardworking and dedicated industry professional, Towana D. Parker currently excels as the executive director of Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach (DAPCO),

    Wayne-Washtenaw Counties, MI, March 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Towana D. Parker with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Towana Parker celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A hardworking and dedicated industry professional, Ms. Parker currently excels as the executive director of Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach (DAPCO), where she also holds the post of Founder and Executive Director. For 21 years, she and DAPCO have offered a number of innovative programs and services to the community, including entrepreneurial coaching to women, youth programs, financial literacy and life enhancement workshops to families, essential baby items distribution, transitional living and much more. Additionally, Ms. Parker has several entrepreneurial ventures and was chosen as one of Michigan's Top 25 Women in Business by NAWBO in 1996, conducts a monthly inspirational podcast program for women, and maintains a weekly prayer network.

Prior to establishing her business, Ms. Parker was active in her community as a mentor to young women at risk, she obtained certifications in child evangelism, and her recent notable certifications as a recovery coach and in spiritual recovery, human trafficking. Her community outreach efforts include serving on several boards, networking and building alliances with partner agencies that help her better serve her constituents. She is a member with Ambassador for Christ Global and a long standing member of her church, the International Gospel Center as an ordained minister.

For her outstanding accomplishments and innovative programs and services, Ms. Parker has been presented with awards, plaques and awarded several grants to support her work in the community, such as City of Detroit Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and the Detroit Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, United Way of Washtenaw County, Chemical Bank, Comerica Bank, PNC Bank, White Castle and Bank of Ann Arbor. She was additionally selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women. Looking toward the future, Ms. Parker intends to expand the vision of her entrepreneurial ventures and her non-profit agency.

Above all, she is committed to the Christian faith and family and has been married for 42 years to Edmond M. Parker, together they have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Towana D. Parker has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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