Erika Mahoney serves as a HR Specialist in the Recruitment branch Talent Acquisition Division, Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer (OCCHCO), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Focusing on working with the talent acquisition team in Recruitment, Erika is very happy to be a member of her team.

Prior to coming to FEMA, Ms. Mahoney served in the City of Lansing, Michigan, Office of Emergency Management as the Executive Director of the national award winning Do1Thing emergency preparedness program. Erika began her work for Do1Thing in 2009 as an AmeriCorps VISTA, serving a year and a half before being hired as Executive Director. In addition to emergency preparedness and community outreach, Erika also worked on access and functional needs and community resiliency.

Ms. Mahoney holds two Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Michigan State University in Psychology and Sociology. Erika also has a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Administration from Central Michigan University. Erika’s thesis was a study looking at the importance of hiring emergency managers whom have emotional intelligence. Erika is a Michigan recognized Professional Emergency Manager.

When she was director for Do1Thing, Erika was the main point of contact and worked at various local, state, and national events, conferences, and speaking engagements. Under Erika’s leadership Do 1 Thing was recognized by FEMA and the CDC Foundation as one of seven "promising examples of whole community emergency management" nationwide, and in 2014 won the FEMA Awareness to Action award. Erika was selected as a White House Champion of Change in 2014 as well.

If you want to connect with Erika on LinkedIn please visit: linkedin.com/in/erikalmahoney