Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Rhonda Parker

Rhonda Parker

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations


Rhonda Parker serves as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the Nicholas Institute, bringing over two decades of experience managing people, programs, and grants for mission-oriented institutions. Prior to joining the Nicholas Institute, she served and led in higher education leadership at Duke, as a financial systems analyst with the federal government at the EPA, and as the director of a large non-profit organization.
Raised on the rhythms of the tidal marshes in Wilmington, NC, Rhonda earned her BA in sociology at Duke University, an MDiv at Duke Divinity School, and a Specialist degree higher education leadership at Appalachian State University.