Ericka Best, Chief Compliance Officer

Ericka joined the Center team in 2014 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO, working across departments and supporting organization-wide initiatives, in addition to serving as the liaison to the board of directors. Most recently, Ericka served as the Director of Finance and Administration at Generation Hope, where she provided strategic leadership for the organization’s operations and finance functions. During her tenure, Ericka led critical functions such as budgeting, financial oversight, accounts receivable and payable, grant and contract compliance, hiring, and benefits administration. 

As the Chief Compliance Officer, Ericka leads the Center’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program, compliance, and financial management. Working directly with a wide range of aspiring nonprofits, Ericka works with community leaders to ensure compliance with grants and contracts and capacity building through back-office support. 

A graduate of Trinity (Washington) University, Ericka holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. In addition, Ericka has an Executive Nonprofit Management Certificate from Georgetown University, Human Resource Management Certificate from Prince George’s Community College, and a coaching certificate from the International Coaching Federation. 

Ericka believes that nonprofits deserve to thrive and is thrilled to use her skills to impact her community and the mission of Center members. Ericka resides with her husband and children in Maryland and is active in her community as an advisory board member and through volunteering.