Erika Hartman, LMFT

Erika Hartman, M.A., LMFT
Chief Program Officer
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As Chief Program Officer at Downtown Women’s Center, Erika Hartman, M.A. LMFT, oversees the Permanent Supportive Housing, Community-Based Housing, Health and Wellness, and Workforce Development departments, as well as programmatic measurement and evaluation. Erika oversees budgets totaling over four million dollars and a team of over 70 employees. She is also responsible for overseeing the strategic growth of programs, which currently serve approximately 4,000 women annually.

Erika brings over a decade of clinical and administrative experience, working with populations who have histories of complex trauma, to DWC. Previously, she served as Chief Program Officer at Westside Children’s Center where she led the agency’s national accreditation, through the Council on Accreditation, was instrumental in shaping the agency’s mission and strategic plan, and oversaw agency-wide performance and quality improvement, risk management, crisis intervention, and human resources. Erika also provided clinical and administrative oversight to the child welfare, infant mental health and disabilities, and early education center programs.

She has also worked as an administrator in the Gang Reduction Youth Development Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and as an academic researcher. She holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Southern California, and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ask Me About

My love of playing soccer, reading the newspaper, backpacking, and my dog, Pickles.

Proudest Moment Working for DWC

Bringing in the 2018 New Year by volunteering in the DWC Day Center on New Year’s Day.