MOCAN Chair: Erica Williams
Erica R. Williams holds a BA in Paralegal Studies and an MBA, both from Maryville University. She is working on her PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, with a concentration on policy analysis. Erica is the Founder and Executive Director of A Red Circle. A Red Circle is a community based, collaborative nonprofit organization, which was founded to address racial disparities in the North St. Louis County region. It has five focus areas: employment, education, holistic living, policy, and the arts. Erica’s leadership addresses income inequality, educational achievement, access to healthy and affordable food to holistically improve St. Louis communities. Additionally Erica serves as a St. Louis Master Gardener, chairs the MOCAN Steering Committee, leads a Peer Circle for Executive Directors of Color for Winrock International’s Food Systems Leadership Network, is a member of the Youth Ed & Development Work Group of Kids Win-Missouri and a member of HomeGrown Stl, an initiative of Washington University for Black boys and young men aged 12 to 29, and was recently named an unsung ‘shero’ by the Coalition for Human Rights. When not working for A Red Circle, Erica is on the executive board committee as treasurer for Missouri Health Care for All.