Charles “Chuck” Parker
Senior Director, Response
Charles (Chuck) Parker is a Senior Director supporting key operations within Tidal Basin’s Response team. With 15 years in disaster management, Chuck has served in various emergency response roles. He recently served as the lead of our Field Operations Team assisting Florida Digital Services (FLDS) in their efforts to provide an internet capability into heavily damaged areas of Southwest Florida following Hurricane Ian. Prior to that, he has served as Tidal Basin’s director of Florida Vaccine Operations, supporting the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s COVID-19 vaccine operations for the Florida population as well as supporting other Response related projects.
Before joining Tidal Basin, he served in South Florida with the American Red Cross for 10 years, the last three as the Regional Disaster Officer, leading a team of 16 paid staff and over 2,000 volunteers. He was the operations lead on a divisional response management deployment team and was deployed pre-landfall to several hurricanes. During his tenure at Red Cross, Chuck worked on over 50 disaster relief operations, including over 30 hurricanes, multiple wildfires, tornadoes, multi-family fires, and mass casualty incidents, including the response to the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. He has 40 certifications from Red Cross and holds over 150 FEMA certifications, including PDS and APS designations.
Prior to Red Cross, he owned and operated his own home improvement business. Prior to that, he worked in operations management for over 17 years, 13 of which were with Gannett Co., Inc., where he worked his way up from a distribution center manager to corporate executive.
Chuck has over 40 years of supervisory and management experience and has collaborated with teams of up to 2,000 staff and budgets over $20 million. He has also presented at various conferences, including the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference.
Chuck holds a BS degree in Public Administration: Emergency Management and Planning from Indian River State College in Florida and graduated from the FEPA/FDEM Basic Academy in 2008. Most recently, Chuck was bestowed the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential by The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) in 2022.
- B.S., Public Administration/Emergency Management and Planning – Indian River State College, 2017
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