Charles (Chuck) Parker is the Director of Florida Vaccine Operations at Tidal Basin. Mr. Parker is supporting the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s COVID-19 vaccine operations in their effort to vaccinate the Florida population. Prior to his work at Tidal Basin, he was a Regional Disaster Officer in the South Florida division of the American Red Cross (ARC) for ten years. He also served as Operations Lead on an ARC divisional response management deployment team. During his ARC career, Chuck worked on more than 50 disaster relief operations including 30+ hurricanes, multiple wildfires, tornadoes and multi-family fires, as well as mass casualty incidents including Job Director for the response to the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Before joining ARC, he worked in operations management for 15+ years – 13 of which with Gannett Co., Inc. in six different locations across the country.
Mr. Parker grew up in Indiana, has lived in Florida with his wife for the past 20 years, and they have 13 grandchildren. In his free time, his hobbies include home repairs, a 125-gallon freshwater aquarium, and home-brewing wine.