Erin is proud to be a part of the This is My Brave team as Interim Executive Director. Following the suicide of her son, Jay, in 2016, Erin and her husband became passionate mental health advocates and have worked tirelessly to influence policy on appropriate responses, particularly in the public schools, to suicide warning signs. She is looking forward to working with This Is My Brave volunteers towards ending the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders in honor of Jay. When Erin is not working, she enjoys spending time at her alma mater, James Madison University, visiting her oldest daughter, Lindsay, who is currently a Senior majoring in nursing. She also loves logging hours with husband Tim while watching fast-pitch softball played by her youngest, Laurenne, who is now a Freshman at Mt St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg MD.