Board Chair & Secretary

Audrey Parkes is a community legal worker & social justice advocate, Audrey has spent the last 26 years working with marginalized groups in the community. Audrey’s main interests and expertise include advocacy, raising awareness, and community building. In her spare time, Audrey enjoys supporting entrepreneurial ventures, reading, and gardening. She is a firm believer in education and is dedicated to helping people help themselves.

Audrey is the co-founder of Sisters4Hope, a community group that works to support black women overcome various systemic barriers. She is also the co-facilitator of the Women of Inspiration group which is comprised of injured worker women who have formed a peer support unit for their physical and mental health and wellness.

Audrey recognizes the value of giving back to the community through volunteering. Most of her volunteering is based on the belief that a significant amount of work is needed within the black community to help raise awareness, push for change, and encourage unity.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

Audrey Parkes