Erica Hill For School Board

Meet Erica

As a mother, Erica understands the tremendous trust parents place in our schools to prepare our children for the future. As a spouse of an educator, she understands the dedication, passion, and purpose teachers and administrators invest in our students every day. And as a member of the LMH Health Foundation team, Erica understands the importance of accountability and stewardship.

 

Erica graduated from the University of Kansas with an undergraduate degree in Human Biology and earned a master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership from Friends University. In addition to her role as the finance and operations manager for a growing non-profit foundation, Erica is also engaged in the broader, strategic work of LMH Health, including health equity.  

 

As recent graduate of Leadership Lawrence, a highly competitive leadership development program through The Chamber, Erica had the opportunity to learn more about local issues – education, health care, social services, communications, arts, economic development. She has since leveraged this experience in her professional role at LMH Health and more broadly throughout the community.

 

Erica takes a collaborative approach in everything she does, seeking to ensure stakeholders feel connected, heard and valued. She recently facilitated a stronger collaboration between the school district and LMH Health by creating a new program to provide paid internships to students in the community. She stewards resources carefully, looking for creative ways to stretch resources and ensure the greatest impact for the most people.

 

She volunteers her time by serving on numerous committees and advisory councils, including three within USD 497: District Equity Leadership Team Advisory (DELTA), Partnership for Academically Successful Students (PASS), and Parents of Color at West Middle School. She’s also held a number of board leadership roles, most recently serving as president of the board for the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. 

Erica was recently named one of the top 40 young professionals in healthcare philanthropy in the country by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

Additional School District involvement: 

  • Listening and Learning tour, participant – participated and attended as a parent

  • Sunset Hill Elementary School Math Job Fair, April 2019, presenter

Experience and Community Involvement

  • Graduate of the University of Kansas (Bachelor’s) and Friends University (Master’s)

  • Douglas County Community Health Plan: Steering Committee, Health Equity Committee (omit health equity committee, if needed)

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Board of Directors (2018-2019 President)

  • LMH Health Community Benefit & Compassion Committee

  • USD 497 Parents of Color Advisory Team (formally DELTA) – confirming new name with the district

  • LMH Health Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advisory Council

  • Douglas County Equity Coalition

Certifications and Awards

  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy 40 Under 40, Class of 2019​

  • LMH Health Fellowship Program, Class of 2019​

  • Leader Lawrence, Class of 2018

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

  • Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Education 

  • University of Kansas, BA, Human Biology, 2003

  • Friends University, Master of Health Care Leadership, 2014


 

Being a school board member is a personal investment – I have a child in Lawrence Public Schools and it’s a great way to invest in the youth in our community.

As a candidate, I will:

  • Commit to the implementation of the district’s strategic plan to address achievement gaps “We are all in this together.”

  • Look at matters through a lens of equity – “Who are we leaving behind?”