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Lena Smith Parker

Senior Program Leader and Relationship Manager

Contact Information

Lena Smith Parker

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Office of Communications

    2 Science Park

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Lena is the Senior Program Leader & Relationship Manager for YSM Communications.

She started out as a Internet Specialist in communications for Yale Medicine in 2004, and in 2006 was promoted to have purview over the web for all of YSM. Within months she created the first iteration of the brain trust dedicated to the mission of a "world-class" web presence for YSM, which has now grown to a full web team.

The group is dedicated to these goals:

  • Beautiful, useful, consistently branded websites that as a unit speak to the excellence of YSM
  • All faculty and organizations being able to promote their important work, regardless of whether or not they have resources
  • Ease of accessibility for users and web editors
  • Excellent communication with clients and administration
  • Efficient use of accurate data across websites

In 2016, Lena was promoted to be the Operations Director for the Yale School of Medicine Office of Communications, and in 2021 again to Senior Program Leader & Relationship Manager for YSM Communications.

Education & Training

  • MA
    Western Michigan University, Non-Fiction Writing and Religion (1996)
  • BA
    Beloit College, English Literature (1994)

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