Director of Public Health
Erica helps develop and manage Arnold Ventures' strategic investments in public health. She leads the contraception initiative, which promotes reproductive health, planning, choice, and access. Erica has extensive experience working with governments and nonprofit organizations to improve the efficacy of social programs by focusing on evidence, outcomes, and rigorous evaluation. Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, she was a Government Innovation Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Government Performance Lab, where she led the development of the first project in South Carolina to use Pay for Success financing and helped expand family planning services through a Medicaid waiver.
Erica began her career by conducting research on education, gender inequality, and maternal health for international development organizations in the Dominican Republic and Uganda. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Brown University, where she was an A. Alfred Taubman scholar, and a B.A. in management from the University of Massachusetts.