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Erica McWhorter

Policy + Compliance + CoC

Erica is a highly competent attorney, adviser, and executive leader. She is a skilled and multifaceted communicator, creative and strategic problem solver, and insightful, equitable planner and decision-maker. Relying upon her education and work history, Erica is skilled at developing and implementing organizational policy.  

Areas of Focus

  • Strategic Direction

  • Community Systems and Organizational Design

  • Complex Policy, System, and Program Analysis

  • Large-Scale Project Management

  • Persuasive Grant Writing


Erica has extensive experience working with non-profits in the human services area. She advises and collaborates with executive leaders, government agencies, boards, and staff on mission execution, strategic direction, and project implementation and development. She has directed a county-wide homeless response system including organizing programming, training, grantmaking, and partner development and support. Further, she has overseen and implemented county-wide regulatory and strategic response to homelessness including managing agency and system processes, community engagement, and cross-system integrations with health, criminal justice, and education areas.

Her forte is directing and troubleshooting operational and program matters, and identifying and implementing improvement strategies. Erica has utilized legal and policy analysis for local governments, public and private entities, and stakeholders nationwide to implement solutions to end homelessness. 


The George Washington University Law School

Juris Doctorate

University of California at Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

African American Board Leadership Institute

Certificate of Completion, 2020

Maryland State Bar Member



“Confronting the Elephants in the Courtroom through Prosecutor Led Diversion Efforts,” Albany Law Review

“Can the Criminal Justice System Offer Public Health Alternatives to Persons with HIV in the Criminal Justice System?” Madridge Journal of AIDS

Erica McWhorter
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