Erin Henderlight is an experienced and diversified human services professional with more than 15 years of experience providing project management, policy guidance, strategic planning, process redesign, and organizational change management to states and local agencies.
She comes to HMA, most recently, after serving as the director of policy with Benefit Data Trust, a national non-profit that connects people to essential public assistance benefits and services. While there, she led a team that provided technical assistance to states, developed and strengthened relationships with national leaders to position the organization as thought leaders, and oversaw execution of the policy and research agendas.
Delivering strategic leadership and operational expertise, she spent more than a decade in increasingly senior-level consulting roles at Public Consulting Group (PCG). While at PCG, she led or supported organizational assessments and major system reform projects in both states and individual counties across the breadth of social services programs. Her expertise includes programmatic and funding experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Women, Infants & Children (WIC); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid eligibility; child care subsidy and\ child support; and child welfare. In addition, Erin led development of PCG’s veterans’ services business line.
She began her career working for Buncombe County, N.C., Health and Human Services, where she was responsible for managing projects to integrate and improve delivery of the county’s social services, public health, child care, and workforce programs.
Erin earned a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford School at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in physics from Rhodes College in Tennessee.