Erika Strong is passionately committed to helping groups and organizations imagine and design internal systems and strategies that achieve measurable impact while building sustainable, supportive, and equitable work environments for their teams. Using a systems-based approach rooted in 15 years of experience working in community-based research and program planning, she envisions and implements blueprints and strategies for equitable and effective organizational design and management grounded in the realities of community inequities including white supremacy and patriarchy.
As a national anti-racist trainer, facilitator, and organizer, Erika’s past experiences have included work in civic technology managing organizational growth, team cohesion, and systems-based strategy as well as development work in campaign-led non-profits and program management in hunger action and restorative justice.
Erika is also a culinary artist, musician, and an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. She holds a M.P.H. in community-oriented public health practice from the University of Washington School of Public Health and a B.A. in anthropology and a B.S. in public health from the University of Washington, Seattle.