Dr. Parnell is a nurse, a nationally recognized health literacy expert, and an award-winning author. She is Principal and Founder of Health Literacy Partners LLC, a corporation that specializes in providing a tapestry of solutions to promote health equity by enhancing person-centered care, effective communication, and the patient experience. Her recent experience includes providing health literacy education and consultation to several New York State DSRIP Performing Provider Systems.
Dr. Parnell is a member of the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and has served as a committee member on the American Nurses Association Care Coordination Quality Measures Panel. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine and has been selected for the 2016/17 New York Academy of Medicine Fellow Ambassadors Program. In 2016, Dr. Parnell joined TVR Communications Advisory Board as their Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Her second book, Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care received an American Journal of Nursing 2015 Book of the Year Award in the category of Nursing Management and Leadership.