Erica is a Maternal Health Strategist and Advocate with extensive expertise in Tech Policy and National Security. She is also a philanthropist dedicated to serving as a Maternal and Infant Health Ambassador in partnership with the March of Dimes. As detailed in her 2021 international best-selling book, Special Delivery – From Pregnancy to Toddlerhood (A Little Perspective), In 2017, Erica was forced to utilize her analytical expertise that she developed professionally while serving at the FBI and across the U.S. Intelligence Community to save her own baby’s life. As a result, she is a crusader for maternal health equity and active mom blogger – storyteller of her miracle baby girl, Nia providing hope and inspiration to others.
Erica continues to further her maternal health strategy and advocacy work as a Consultant to INOVA Women’s Behavioral Health focused specifically on the maternal mental health of black and brown mothers. Erica serves on the INOVA Children’s Hospital NICU Advisory Council. Additionally, Erica works closely with clinical experts and administrative staff on the patient experience to improve the quality of care and engages directly with healthcare providers on how to support families with unfavorable prenatal diagnosis. She connects with families to navigate extended neonatal and pediatric hospitalizations, while educating them on their healthcare rights and resource availability. She most recently served as a featured presenter at the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Annual Summit in early 2022, highlighting the health impact and implications of an unfavorable prenatal diagnosis to mothers and their babies.
Erica is a proud first generation college student and a native of Memphis, TN. Her academic degrees include a Bachelor of Paralegal Studies from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University. Erica is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc (AKA), Chi Beta Omega Chapter located in Northern VA, holding an executive officer role. She currently resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband, and miracle daughter.