Yolanda “Cookie” Parker

Member, Board of Directors

Cookie Parker is an entrepreneur with over 45 years of experience in technology. Most recently, she was the founder and President of KMS Software Company, a global software firm for Human Resource Departments that was acquired by SAP. A visionary and authority in process automation, Cookie began her career in 1968 with IBM, where she became the top Systems Engineering Manager and Marketing Manager in the Western Region. Cookie then continued at CGS, NCS and CPR before starting her own firm in 1994. Her philanthropic activities include memberships on the Boards of the National Foster Youth Institute, People for the American Way, Real Medicine Foundation and Democracy Alliance along with the Advisory Boards of MOM and View Park Conservancy. Cookie is also working with Los Angeles veterans groups and members of Congress to create a space for veterans for education, training, employment, benefits assistance, housing, and more.