Erica Asante, MPH is the Program Manager for Operations, Strategy, and Partnerships for the Office of Global Health at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She oversees the management and operations of the Office, works in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Global Health to develop and execute the strategic vision and serves as the primary liaison between OGH and international and domestic partners.
Erica previously worked for Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR), a non-profit organization affiliated with the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where she was responsible for managing the program’s partnerships with Ethiopia, Zambia and Namibia and provided technical guidance to partners implementing PRRR-supported cervical and breast cancer activities.
She has more than nine years’ of experience in the global health arena and extensive field experience across Africa and Asia including Cambodia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, the Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Mrs. Asante has worked for the World Bank, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and International Medical Corps.
She has also served as a mentor to many youths in an informal and formal capacity, particularly related to education, career, and leadership. Erica is as a dynamic speaker and has had the opportunity to be a guest speaker and facilitate several workshops in the USA and Africa. In addition, she provides strategic planning advice to individuals who seek to establish non-profit organizations.
Erica received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Government and Politics with a concentration in International Affairs and holds a Master of Public Health in Global Health, Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation from the George Washington University.