CEO, JP Credit Education & Consulting LLC
Community Outreach Manager
Illinois Central College
Occupation: Janice Parker, CEO and founder of JP Credit Education & Consulting LLC, is a board-certified credit consultant and financial educator. She is also community outreach manager at Illinois Central College. As a credit consultant and financial educator, she educates consumers about money management, eliminating debt and improving credit score ratings. At Illinois Central College, she is primarily responsible for developing community partnerships to engage, enroll and retain students in the college’s Workforce Equity Initiative.
Community Involvement: Her community involvement ranges from helping breast cancer patients access medical care and other resources as a Susan G. Komen Patient Navigator and Advocacy Ambassador to lobbying for consumer-protection laws. A graduate of Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School, she has served on the boards or committees of Women’s Financial Literacy Board, Chamber of Commerce/Workforce Development and Education Committee, Illinois Jump$tart Coalition, Financial Institutions Community Reinvestment Act Council, Lifeline Family Center, Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise, City of Peoria Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Central Illinois Continuum of Care and Phoenix Community Development Services. She is an active member of New Life Christian Church, where she is leader of the Financial Planning Ministry.
Education: Graduate, Woodruff High School; certification, credit counseling, Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
Three things she’s passionate about: Her faith, her family and finances.
Three favorite hobbies: Gardening, birdwatch and laundry
Career influence or inspiration: “1 Peter 4:10-11 says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. . .so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.” I am called according to my gifts and believe that God makes room for them in my career and in my community.”
Inspirational quote: “Our unity is our strength and our diversity is our power.” Vice President Kamala Harris
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