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Dexter Parrish was born and raised in Nashville, TN, where he graduated high school and completed his bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Theater from Tennessee State University. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. As a Corpsman, he took on various jobs in the medical field to include Intensive Care Corpsman, Surgical Ophthalmic Technician, Field Medical Service Technician, and Naval Instructor. His career included two deployments: Okinawa/Mt. Fuji and a combat deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon retiring from the Navy as a Chief Hospital Corpsman, he moved to the Bay Area and found himself drawn to work with the homeless community as a Case Manager for Veterans, a Benefits Specialist, and Homeless Shelter Supervisor. Being a lifelong learner, he pursued and earned his master’s degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University in 2019. Dexter has a passion for working with youth and high school sports programs, including football, fastpitch softball, strength and conditioning, and speed and agility training. His hobbies include reading, cooking (eating), and many outdoor activities.

Recent Blog Posts

Floors Prove a Source of Infection

Infection Control Today recently published an article on management of floors in healthcare facilities. Although your facility may not be a hospital, many of the principles certainly apply. Floors were... Read More

Why Neutralize High Level Disinfectants

It is illegal in some parts of the country to dump used OPA or glutaraldehyde down the drain without neutralizing it first. It is a popular misconception that used OPA... Read More

617 Candida Auris Cases in the US

A trip to the hospital might suddenly be even less desirable. A superbug considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “a serious global health threat’’ has been... Read More

Hand Hygiene and Pathogens in Public Restrooms

Many people use handwashing and hand-drying facilities in public washrooms under the impression that these amenities are hygienic. However, such facilities may be potential sites for the transmission of pathogenic... Read More

10.4% of healthcare workers tested were contaminated with patient bacteria following PPE removal

During a recent study of inpatient healthcare workers, more than a third of healthcare staff were found to be contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms after caring for patients colonized or... Read More