A Dynamic Chickasaw Woman committed to the health of the Chickasaw Nation

Dr. Judy Goforth Parker is the Chickasaw Nation Commissioner of Health Policy. She previously served as the Secretary of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Health. She has a doctorate in nursing from Texas Women's University and completed her nurse practitioner degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is a practicing Advanced Practical Registered Nurse in the emergency department and women's clinic of the CNDH.

Dr. Goforth Parker served as a Chickasaw Nation tribal legislator for four terms beginning in 1994 and stepped down in 2009 to take the role of administrator for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health (CNDH). She was named the department’s secretary in January 2014.

Judy has served on the Chickasaw Foundation Board of Trustees since July 2000. She also currently serves as vice chair for the board of directors of Bank2 in Oklahoma City, as chairperson of the East Central Oklahoma Blood Institute and the Tribal Technical Advisory Group’s Oklahoma representative to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.