Erica C. Jones, MPH, is employed by the Public Health Institute (PHI), Oakland, California. She has been the Principal Investigator and Director of the Pacific ADA Center since 1991. Ms. Jones has served as the Principal Investigator on many grants and contracts throughout her career. She has been the Principal Investigator in the evaluation of projects and national model programs with such federal agencies as the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Department of Education, including many university systems and non profit agencies. Ms. Jones has played a longstanding role in the disability community with a history of working cooperatively with many varied constituencies.
As Director of Public Affairs for the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, her responsibilities included directing and conducting a national public affairs program working closely with government entities, the Administration, U.S. Congress and the public. During her tenure as a legislative analyst with the federal government, papers, testimony, speeches, etc. were prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Congressional staffers. She currently serves on several Boards of Directors, advisory boards, and disability related committees nationally, regionally, and locally. For the past twenty-five years Ms. Jones has been dedicated to working with large and small communities, in both the public and private sector, as a change agent, facilitator, and collaborator toward the total inclusion and equality of persons with disabilities for the enhancement of society.