CARE's Two Newest Employees

The CARE Dallas team is proud to welcome two new staff members at the CARE office. Virgina Parma is serving as our accountant and Kellie King, MS, LPC-I, is CARE’s Community Resource Counselor. 

 

VIRGINIA PARMA

Virginia Parma graduated for the University of Texas at Austin with a Masters in Professional Accountancy. Mrs. Parma worked in public accounting and corporate accounting for
many years and has also served as Treasurer of the Junior League Ball, her local Parent Teacher Association and several other nonprofits. She also served as a board Member of the Park Cities YMCA. Mrs. Parma and her husband have three children who graduated from Highland Park High School. She is glad for the opportunity to work with CARE and its mission for our community.  

 

KELLIE KING

Kellie King, MS, LPC-I, brings a unique skill set to her role as CARE’s Community Resource Counselor. Ms. King earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and her Masters of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University with specialty training in Addictions, Adolescent Therapy, Sexual Therapy, and Group Therapy. Ms. King is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern, and has worked with people seeking counseling for a variety of mental health challenges. Ms. King has worked with the high-risk adolescent population in the Frisco ISD, adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction at several different intensive outpatient programs, as well as provided group support for women working on their sexual addictions. Prior to her counseling career, Ms. King spent many years as a television producer for Inside Edition and Fox News Channel but it was an inner calling she could no longer ignore which led her to this path of helping people through life’s difficulties especially those touched by addiction.

Mary Martin

Mary is the founder of Lift Communications, a nonprofit marketing firm. She is also the Communications Manager for Touch A Life, an organization based in Dallas that provides care for child survivors of human trafficking in Ghana.

Mary loves reading, listening to podcasts, and baking bread. Orginially from Orlando, Florida, she lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Damien, and their two young boys, Lucas and Elijah.