Director of Organization Development & Improvement
Erin D. Martin is nonprofit and social impact consultant who specializes in helping organizations define and achieve strategic success.
With a B.A. in Organizational Communications and B.A.(hons) and M.A. degrees in Sociology and Gender Studies, Erin spent several years working in educational program development, primarily serving low-income and ‘at-risk’ youth populations in schools, nonprofits and governmental organizations in West Texas. In 2006, Erin moved to New Zealand to pursue higher education in how race, gender and economic level effect individuals and contributes to systemic inequalities between families. While there, she was commissioned to research early sexualization of preteen girls online as part of a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant. Additionally, she contributed to cross-cultural research on child abuse & parenting practices in Māori & Pākehā families. After returning to the USA in 2011, Erin began serving as Executive Director of MEDICO, a nonprofit dedicated to providing sustainable healthcare and educational services to impoverished communities in Central America. In 2015, she joined Peace Through Commerce as its Chief Operations Officer. While there, she helped fulfill its mission to spread peace and prosperity through its peacebuilding model, the Matrix of Peace, which partnered with the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo 2016 to amplify the work of Kailash Satyarthi in ending global child trafficking.
In 2018, Erin joined the Rock Solid Foundation team as a Director of Organization Development and Improvement. As a long-time advocate for children in the child welfare system, Erin guides organizations through strategic planning and quality improvement to amplify their success, sustainability and help them achieve the highest standards of service to children. With a growing expertise in serving victims of human trafficking, Erin helps clients at every stage of their organization life cycle – from getting licensed, contracting with state agencies and achieving accreditation standards.
Erin has served as a guardian ad litem for CASA of Travis County since 2013. When she’s not working Erin goes by many titles, including Household CEO, Mom, Board Member, Girl Scout Leader, and Keeper-of-the-Food for her lazy Old English Sheepdog.