Mary Moore Parnham is a paralegal and office manager for the firm of Parnham & Associates in Houston, TX, a criminal defense law firm most known for representing Andrea Yates. Their experiences with Andrea’s two trials led Mary and her defense attorney husband, George Parnham, to found the Yates Children Memorial Fund (YCMF) to bring about education and awareness in the area of postpartum illnesses to the medical profession as well as new mothers, fathers, and families in Houston and Harris County. The Yates Children Memorial Fund was eventually brought under the PSI umbrella as Legal and Justice committee that Mary chairs.
Mary has her BA in criminal justice from the University of Houston her paralegal certification from Southwest Paralegal Institute. Mary has a son, four step-children, and six grandchildren. In addition to her board service with PSI, she serves on committees at the Houston Area Women’s Center and Friends of Down Syndrome Educational Center.