Meeting of the Minds Speaker
Vice President of Government Relations and Strategy
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Erika L. Anthony, a native New Yorker, is currently the Vice President of Government Relations and Strategy for Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.
She is responsible leading and shaping the policy and advocacy agenda, as well as fostering the racial equity and inclusion and equitable civic engagement strategies. Prior to her current role, 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 in the legal sector.
Over the last couple of years, Erika also co-founded Cleveland VOTES and Hack Cleveland. She also sits on a number of Boards in the area, including Ideastream’s Community Advisory Board, Cuyahoga County Public Defender Commission, NOACA’s Community Advisory Council, and CEO Works Advisory Board. Erika has served as an Adjunct Professor for a policy class at Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Sciences. She has also participated in a number of leadership programs including: 2014 Cleveland Bridge Builders, 2014 Fellowship with New Leaders Council and 2018 Rockwood Leadership Institute. 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. Erika and her husband Brian reside in Cleveland and enjoy travelling, biking and spending time with family and friends.