LaNora Parker is a proud member of the Comanche Nation. She is the Great granddaughter of Quanah Parker and daughter of Comanche Code Talker WWII Congressional Gold Medalist Mr. Simmons Parker.
LaNora has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma.
She has held several positions within the Comanche Nation, such as Chairwoman and Vice Chairwoman, Director of the Comanche Nation Social Services department, and Comanche Nation Housing Coordinator of the Drug Elimination Program.
LaNora has extensive experience working in tribal schools and universities, as she spent 18 years of service at Riverside Indian School as their Dormitory Supervisor, one year as the Coordinator of the Healing Circle Prevention Program at the institute of American Indian Arts, and six years as a School Counselor at the Santa Fe Indian School.
LaNora has a first-hand understanding of recovery and treatment as she was also a Drug and Alcohol Counselor at the Casa De La Luz “The House of Light” Treatment Center.