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Director of Human Resources

Erica Collins received her BA from Dillard University in New Orleans. Furthering her education with a M.Ed. and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. Erica earned a Masters is in Human Resources Education with a focus on training and development. Her doctoral degree is in Policy, Leadership and Organizational Development.

Ms. Collins brings 10+ years of progressive human resources experience and over 8 years of training and development. She previously worked at Cook County has the Director of Training and was later advanced to the Cook County Public Defender’s office where she managed the domestic violence and juvenile justice divisions, managing a workforce of over 1000 employees.

Her most recent position was at Anderson Business Solutions where she served as Director and Contractor over the human resources contracts division. In that role she was responsible for aligning human resources programs with organizations’ strategic plans and change management processes.