Erin became RDA’s Executive Director in August 2016. Erin started as an AmeriCorps member with RDA in 2011, and was also the Program Director for the Rosedale Healthy Kids program (RHK) from 2012 to 2016, overseeing the growth of the program from a grassroots community coalition to a regionally-recognized (and duplicated) model for creating sustainable community change. Under her leadership as Executive Director, RDA adopted a new strategic plan, which led the organization to grow from a team of 3 staff and 3 AmeriCorps members to a team of 6 FT staff and 4 AmeriCorps members, and doubled the overall organizational budget to accommodate program growth and expansion. This growth included completing the 9th year of the Rosedale Healthy Kids program and launching ARCH, while continuing to serve 600 kids annually in healthy programs. Erin leads several community committees and task forces advocating for policy and development that serves the needs of all Rosedalians, including the Rosedale Leadership Council and the Rosedale Master Plan Implementation Committee.
Erin serves on the Healthy Communities Wyandotte Policy Committee as Chair. She is involved in numerous advocacy and policy change initiatives related to public health and community development. In recent years, Erin graduated from the Healthy Lifestyles Leadership Academy, Wyandotte Leadership 2000, and Nonprofit Connect Executive Director Institute.
Erin’s favorite outdoor spot in Rosedale is the Rozarks Trails. Contact her at [email protected].