Erin leads the health policy work of the Colorado Children’s Campaign. She has led successful policy initiatives to expand access to health insurance coverage for Coloradans without proper documentation, strengthen the state’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee, improve access to school lunches, expand access to family planning services and oral health care, and improve pregnancy-related behavioral health. Before joining the Children’s Campaign in 2015, she worked as a WIC Educator and Local Area Retail Coordinator, a Special Assistant in the HHS Office of Planning and Evaluation, a Health Policy Adviser and Budget Analyst for the U.S. House Budget Committee and managed stakeholder relationships in the Colorado Medicaid Program. Her research and commentary have been published in Health Affairs, Medical Care Research and Review, and The Denver Post. Erin graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. She serves on the Board Advisory Group for Connect for Health Colorado and as an appointed consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. She is a graduate of Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colorado. Erin lives in Denver and loves walking around the city with her husband, son and daughter.
Things You May Not Know:Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
College: University of Colorado at Boulder
Masters: Public Health Policy from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
Favorite Children’s Book: "Green Eggs and Ham," by Dr. Seuss
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: The Rocky Mountains are one of the most impressive city backdrops in the world.
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Street-Side Tacos
If You Were A Car, What Kind You Would Be: A minivan
Best Thing About Working At The Children's Campaign: Fighting for what’s best for Colorado kids alongside an amazing team.
Your Greatest Extravagance: Pedicures
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Getting ice cream with my kiddos
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Vail in the summer with my family.
Favorite Sports Team: USA Women’s Soccer
Night Owl or Early Bird: Contrite Night Owl
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Coffee, Preferably Drip
Favorite Book: Public Law 111-148, kidding, kind of. Probably "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett.
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: To be able to sing, even just a little.