How Erin Helps Clients
Erin has spent her entire career in the public and nonprofit sectors, honing her skills related to healthcare public policy and civic leadership.
From 2013-2014, Erin was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, during which time she served on the following committees: Education, Consumer Affairs and Human Services. She also served on the PA House’s bipartisan and bicameral Equality Caucus, the Women’s Health Caucus and co-chaired the Life Sciences Caucus. During her tenure, she introduced several pieces of legislation, including a patient’s rights bill, known as the Physician Disclosure Act, and a House Resolution, urging a public hearing of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to better understand transportation needs and calling for the issuance of Experimental Licenses for ride-share companies. She was an outspoken advocate for Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Infrastructure bill, which passed in 2014, and she is most proud of introducing the Pay Equity Act (HB 1890), which called for equal pay for equal work.
Most recently, Erin served as Legislative Director at the Pennsylvania Department of Health and was previously appointed by Governor Wolf to serve as the director of the Southwest Regional Office representing 16 counties. She also served in leadership roles in the One Young World Pittsburgh Partnership, Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, Coro Center for Civic Leadership and Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania.
Erin’s vast experience in public services enables her to build coalitions and connect disparate entities to come together toward a common goal. She works with stakeholders in the infrastructure and transportation industries, the nonprofit sector, workforce development entities and with those in the healthcare industry – specifically focused on prescription drugs and the opioid epidemic, telehealth, redesign of rural healthcare, women’s healthcare and medical marijuana.
What Clients Can Expect
Erin is an eternal optimist, approachable and an honest broker. She enjoys problem solving and working with clients to change things for the better. Her motto is that how something is done is just as important as what is done, and she applies that to every problem she takes on.
Erin has had the unique experience of working in both the Legislative and Executive branches as well as the Agency level of State government. This affords clients several different lenses to see their issues through in order to find creative solutions.
Outside the Office
Outside the office, Erin enjoys travel, golf, spending time with friends and family, and Facetiming her niece and nephew.
Duquesne University, B.A., 1999, Journalism, minor in Business Administration
Appointed Commissioner, Southwestern PA Commission (SPC) 2013-2019
Board Member, Riverlife 2015-2019
Member, American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACPYL) 2014- Present
Allegheny County Democratic Committeewoman, 19th Ward, 6th District 2006-2010
League of Women Voters Good Government Award Selection Committee 2005-2012
Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) Public Policy Committee 2007-2012
Allegheny Conference on Community Development (ACCD) Regional Investors Council 2006 – 2008
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation, Vice President and Board Member 2004-2006
American Red Cross Disaster Services, Public Affairs and Media On-Call Volunteer 1998 - 2000