Travis Parker M.S., LIMHP, CPC
Position: Policy Research Staff
Mappings of Focus:Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops, Summit Strategic Planning Workshops
Travis Parker is the Director of the Systems Mapping Center, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA). In addition to this role, he is a Program Area Director with PRA, providing training and technical assistance services that draw on his extensive experience as a provider of behavioral health services in correctional facilities, and on his administrative expertise in behavioral health and managed-care organizations. He previously served as the Deputy Director of the Community Mental Health Center of Lancaster County (CMHCLC), Nebraska, having also served as the Program Director for the Behavioral Health Jail Diversion Program and the Emergency Services, Homeless, and Special Needs Departments at the CMHCLC. Mr. Parker has completed mental health and suicide prevention training with almost 40 sheriffs and municipal police departments in 16 Nebraska counties in the southeastern part of the state, as he also serves as a Crisis Response Counselor offering Intercept 1 diversion opportunities to those communities. He has assisted the communities of Omaha, Nebraska; Kearney, Nebraska; and Ames, Iowa; in launching post-booking jail diversion programs. Mr. Parker has also worked with Minnehaha County, South Dakota, to implement its Community Triage Center. He completed his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and is licensed as an Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Certified Professional Counselor in Nebraska.