1. Erica has played many roles through her six years at LMH Health—in addition to overseeing finance and operations for the Foundation, she has also played vital roles in strategic initiatives, including the hospital’s work in health equity.
2. Erica believes more opportunities for healthcare career education is one path to improve health equity in her community. In partnership with the school district, she developed and led the implementation of the LMH Health Leadership Academy, a paid mentorship program that provides opportunities for students from demographics traditionally underrepresented throughout healthcare to experience hands-on leadership development.
3. Erica earned a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt by streamlining the LMH Health Foundation's funding process. By decreasing inefficiencies and over-processing, the Foundation significantly increased the amount of board-approved funds transferred to the hospital to more than $750K in 2017, nearly twice the funding from the previous year. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Foundation provided a record $3.4 million of support to LMH Health in 2018.
4. Erica is also very involved in her community. She was selected by LMH Health to be part of the 2018-2019 Fellowship class, a highly coveted program designed to help develop leadership within the hospital, and she’s a 2018 graduate of Leadership Lawrence, a professional development program that provides first-hand exposure to the inner workings of her community. She has also served as the president of the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. Erica is running in the upcoming board of education election for USD 497.