Business Development Associate
Erica Friedman is Business Development Associate at Innovation Works. As a member of the business development team, Erica serves as the relationship manager for IW’s government, foundation and sponsorship efforts. She also manages BNY Mellon’s UpPrize social impact competition. Erica’s career has been focused on empowering individuals to live healthy, productive lives.
When she’s not working at IW, Erica is actively involved in neighborhood and community initiatives. Erica is a member of the young professionals board of the American Heart Association.
Prior to joining Innovation Works, Erica served as an in-patient clinical social worker at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center. She then went on to found Lovett Designs, an organization and design consulting business centered around the social work theory of ‘person-in-environment.’ Erica also pitched and won first place at the TechStars Social Impact Weekend for her healthcare referral system, S+ftLanding. Erica has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a dual-Masters in Public Health and Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.