Gewanda Parker is the founder and CEO of Hope and Healing Corporation a 501 (c) 3 Organization that serves the community and marginalized society through humanitarian efforts. Inspired by her own childhood struggles, Gewanda has written Volume I of her autobiography: It Only Hurts When I Can’t Run. The book tells of the traumatic experience she encountered in her childhood and the start of her healing. She is in the process of completing other self-help books that speak to the nature of women’s issues, hope and healing, protecting our young, and emotional wholeness. Gewanda holds a Master’s of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and currently pastors two congregations. She is the proud mother of her newborn baby girl, Adira and wife of Dr. Elvin J. Parker III.