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Senior Director of Advocacy, Policy and Research
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Erika is the Senior Director of Advocacy, Policy and Research for Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP).
In this role, she is responsible leading and shaping the policy and advocacy agenda for CNP’s core areas (Community Development Corporations, Economic Opportunity and Placemaking). Prior to CNP, Erika was the Director of Business Development at Oriana House, Inc., Project Coordinator for a pilot reentry program at the Centers for Families and Children and held various roles as a paralegal. Born and raised in Long Island, NY, she relocated to Cleveland several years ago. Erika holds a B.S. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxine G. Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.