Erika is a Policy Director at the US Interagency Council on Homelessness. Prior to joining USICH, Erika served as a program manager at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. She has more than 20 years of experience working in human services, housing, community planning, and program design. She previously worked in special needs housing and homelessness in Virginia, as a project evaluator for the Virginia Department of Health, and as a program analyst for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. Erika has a M.S.W. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.