Hi I'm Erica,
A transformative thought leader that has you, your organization, and your people's best interests at heart.
About the Founder and CEO
Erica is a passionate licensed clinical therapist who is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She is committed to amplifying the voices and businesses of incredible Latinx social work leaders, who are healing and inspiring communities. She partners with organizations, universities, health care facilities, medical and corporate professionals to provide access to resources to advance teams and help employees and students thrive. Most recently, she co-founded Employee Network Allyance, a space for allyship for today and tomorrow’s employee network leaders who help each other succeed.
Erica holds a Post Master’s in Clinical Adolescent Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from New York University, Silver School of Social Work. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for National Association of Social Workers NYC, the largest organization for professional social workers worldwide. She helped launch B.O.L.D, Building Organizing and Leading with Diversity.
Her work focuses on the intersectionality of behavioral health, social disparities, trauma, and human development. She serves as Advisor for Latino Social Work Coalition and Prospanica NY. Her successful career earned her numerous awards. She is regularly invited to be a guest speaker, moderator and panelist by well-known organizations. Her greatest pride is raising her 21-year-old daughter, Isabella, as a single mother, who she considers her biggest teacher. As a proud immigrant from Ecuador, her passion is fueled in supporting the community she is a part of and their children. She recently released her first book, Latinx in Social Work.
Our team provides a safe and supportive environment for equity-conscious leaders to unpack unconscious biases and address personal barriers to overall wellness. When they do they’re empowered to show up more authentically and lead with confidence. Our team is made of up highly qualified and vetted psychotherapist that provide individual, couples and family therapy. We come full circle in our expertise, working with indivduals and family and coaching executives and leaders who work for corporate and non-profit organizations.
NGOs, for-profit organizations, and universities call on me to help them strategize and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that improve the mental wellness and performance of their members.
I speak on topics that impact optimal mental health and wellness in culturally diverse environments such as Shifting from “Diversity and Inclusion” to “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” and "Maintaining Dialogues and Actionable Training at the Intersection Of Our Identities, Privilege, and Wellness".
Working with Erica is like a dream! From the first moment of communication being warm and inviting to continued communication being consistent and supportive. She truly takes her time to not just listen and engage but to build with you. Exploring and identifying barriers or challenges and partnering with you to find solutions that are tangible and realistic is something that Erica makes look effortless. She truly was a pleasure to work with and I am thinking about ways to keep these collaborative juices flowing!
Contributing Author, Latinx in Social Work