Chief Program Officer
“One thing that people don’t realize about CAPSC is that you don’t know about us until you need us. There are many people out there wondering how they are going to pay their rent, bills, or childcare and do not have any money saved. No one knows about CAPSC until you need CAPSC. We are here to help.” – Betsey Andrews Parker, CEO
Betsey Andrews Parker, MPH has been the CEO of the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County since 2010. She oversees the administration of federal, state, and local programs that reach over 19,000 clients each year to help meet basic needs for housing, nutrition, childcare, education, and emergency assistance.
Prior to her tenure at CAPSC, she was the Public Health Practice Lead at URS Corporation where she provided program, planning, and training to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
She is currently the Chair of the New England Community Action Partnership, board member for CAPLAW (national membership organization), Chair of the Greater Rochester Community
Health Foundation, Past President of the Rotary Club of Dover, and a three-term elected official and Vice Chair of the Dover School Board. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Boston University.