Erin was honored to be recognized as one of Buffalo Business First’s 2015 40 Under 40 award recipients. The 40 Under 40 award honors 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are successful in their careers and heavily involved in the community. Erin was recognized for her outstanding work in the field of mental health counseling and breaking the stigmas surrounding mental health in the community.
Erin was awarded a Certificate of Recognition at the annual Roses for Outstanding Women ceremony created by Eva Doyle, a prominent community activist in the City of Buffalo and the winner of the Citizen of the Year award from the Buffalo News.
In 2015, Erin received the Women Touching the World Award with Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, the President of Buffalo State College. The award is distributed by Nellie B. King, the founder of UPOP Ministry Inc. to honor women throughout Western New York for National Women’s History Month. UPOP Ministry, Inc. is an organization dedicated to empowering women who are college-bound or enrolled in trade school to overcome poverty and the enormous challenges they face in acquiring a higher education.
At the 10th annual Women Making History Gala, “Women Who Walk In The Footsteps Of Greatness”, Erin was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for her work in the community as a mental health therapist and private practice owner. The Gala is hosted by Debbie Allen, the owner of Utopian Euphoria LLC and honors women in Western New York and throughout the United States for their contributions to their communities. Part of the proceeds from the Gala go towards the Virginia D. Rainey-Moore Fighting Lung Cancer Inc. foundation.
The Changemakers 30 Under 30 Awards recognize young professionals from Western New York who excel in their careers and leave a lasting impact in their prospective fields. Erin was recognized in the second class by the Crews Group for her leadership and excellence in healthcare and the mental health space.
Erin was recognized for five years of service on the Crisis Services Board of Erie County. Crisis Services works to address issues related to emergency mental health by providing community education, a 24 hour hotline, advocacy programs, and trauma response services.