Erica knew from a young age that she wanted to help others. For several years she worked as an educator and group facilitator in a county prison, teaching GED classes and facilitating life skills groups for incarcerated women whom she got to know. “Each story was full of hope for a better life for themselves and their children,” she says. “It was at this time that I realized that I was called to assist incarcerated individuals during their transition from prison to their communities.” After learning of The Wright Center for Community Health’s new program for returning citizens, she was eager to apply. She joined the team in 2017.
Erica was born and raised in Scranton. She lives in Duryea with her husband, daughter and fur babies. In the summer, you’ll find her by the water—most likely jet-skiing, her favorite activity.