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Deb Parker has a degree as a certified medical assistant, earned at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.


Before joining Wellmark in 1986, Parker managed the practice of an oral surgeon in Fort Dodge. Her experience at Wellmark includes system implementations supporting customer/provider service, claims, and membership/enrollment processes, as well as various leadership roles.

Parker provides oversight and direction to the operational technical teams supporting the implementation of system upgrades and enhancements, including support of business system integrators, business analysts, system liaisons and model-office testing staff. She has been responsible for resource planning, reporting, quality assurance and SharePoint throughout her tenure with Wellmark.

Parker is engaged in many cross-functional teams responsible for compliance with mandated and regulated system enhancement, such as the Affordable Care Act, and technical implementations.