Bringing to light good ideas for health care in Colorado is what excites Erica about her job — and since she started with the Foundation in 2008, she has had many opportunities to work alongside community members to ignite those ideas. One that stands out in particular began as a glint in a community member’s eye — and after much hard work and collaboration — that idea became an on-site school-based health center at Florence Crittenton High School.
Erica oversees a team that works to ensure that communities, systems and policies support Coloradans in their pursuit of good health. She and her team focus specifically on three of our focus areas: Access to Care, Behavioral Health and Healthy Children and Adolescents.
She loves to be out in the community, connecting and listening. Erica’s always looking for what is working in Colorado and then finding opportunities to expand those positive efforts in other areas of the state. Her commitment to communities shows up outside of her work as well — from serving as a founding Board member for a new charter school in Montebello to joining the Peace Corps in Madagascar, Erica often volunteers to try to make a difference, both locally and globally.
In her downtime, though, she admits that the couch and a good book are always enticing. You’ll also find her on the move — hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and traveling with her family.
Master of Public Administration (Focus in Health Policy) — University of Colorado, Denver
Master of Community Mental Health — University of Vermont
BS Environmental Studies — University of Colorado
Bighorn Healthcare Leadership Program, Denver, CO
IMPACT Leadership Program
Terrence Keenan Philanthropy Leadership Fellowship