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Erika is the Chief Advocacy and Government Affairs Officer at Meals on Wheels America. In this position, Erika serves as the lead staff responsible for developing the organization’s public policy initiatives and legislative strategies supporting Senior Nutrition Programs and the individuals they serve nationwide. She serves as the primary liaison to Members of Congress and their staffs, representatives of the Administration and other national anti-hunger and aging organizations. In short, Erika works each day to raise awareness about the issue of senior hunger and isolation in America.

Prior to joining Meals on Wheels in January 2011, Erika worked as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Ike Skelton of Missouri. Her legislative portfolio on Capitol Hill focused on hunger, poverty, welfare and human services, education, among others. Erika graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, with a BA in Social Sciences and completed minors in politics, economics, and secondary education.

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