Erin is an operations enthusiast with over 20 years of program management experience in Maine’s philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. In her role as Grants Manager, she creates and oversees systems to ensure that organizations have a smooth application and grantee experience, and that the Foundation’s staff and leadership can effectively track the full lifecycle of its grantmaking.
Directly prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Erin was Assistant to the Director of Engage Maine, a coalition of non-profit organizations concerned with civic engagement and the advancement of public policies to benefit all Maine people. She also spent several years coordinating a statewide treatment network for young people affected by substance-use disorder – working with schools, treatment providers, corrections staff, parents, and state officials to increase access to appropriate supports and payment sources for adolescents and families across Maine.
Erin is a current board member of Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, serves on the Maine Philanthropy Center’s Community Advisory Committee, and co-founded/moderates a parenting community for queer Maine families. She is excited about advancing efforts toward philanthropy becoming more equitable and accessible, building authentic relationships with people with shared values, and supporting local initiatives that are led by, center, and serve marginalized communities.