Erika Arthun, deputy director, Global Policy & Advocacy, leads a team to create and implement strategies to increase political commitment to and funding for TB, HIV, and Global Health Research & Development. Previously, Erika served as the interim chief of staff to the foundation’s president of Global Policy & Advocacy and chief strategy officer.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2010, Erika was on the leadership team conceptualizing and building williamsworks, a strategic advocacy consulting firm. At williamsworks, Erika helped clients design and launch programs to support philanthropic, policy and advocacy efforts; designed and implemented more than twenty learning and advocacy trips to Africa, Asia, South America and Europe; and coordinated the williamsworks project management and consulting team. Erika also held a variety of positions in the field of child welfare with the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services and Casey Family Programs. At Casey Family Programs, she helped establish the external relations and government affairs function for the then $2 billion operating foundation working on foster care across 10 states in the U.S. and supported the development of organizational infrastructure and an early grantmaking framework for the then $600 million Marguerite Casey Foundation.
Erika holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration, Honors from Gonzaga University. Erika sits on the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board and the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund International Steering Committee.