Erin came to the Foundation backed by 25-plus years directing civic programs and services. She possesses a deep knowledge about equity, leadership and coaching, gained by leading a variety of organizations and government offices. As the Foundation’s vice president of community investment and impact, Erin oversees the deployment and impact of grants and community investments in conjunction with its four-member executive team.
Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in fostering collaboration between community members, organizations and city and state agencies, including the implementation of the City of Denver’s Race and Social Justice Framework. Most recently, Erin served as deputy chief of staff and Denver’s first chief equity officer for Mayor Michael B. Hancock in the City and County of Denver. Previously, Erin led the Office of Children’s Affairs, served as deputy director for Denver Parks and Recreation, director of resident services for Kappa Management, vice president of programs and development for the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, and executive director for the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver.
Erin loves to walk around her neighborhood and explore the Denver-area for hidden gems – especially Mexican restaurants and ice cream shops. Originally from Pueblo, Erin enjoys all of Colorado’s seasons (but would not mind if winter was a little shorter). When she can, Erin loves to travel to new places that have beautiful beaches where she can unwind with family and friends.
BS Communication — University of Southern Colorado