Erica Fener Sitkoff, PhD

Erica Fener Sitkoff, PhD, serves as senior advocacy officer for Older Youth initiatives at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.  In this role, Sitkoff manages the advocacy strategies of the Foster Youth and Opportunity Youth initiatives to ensure that youth have the resources and supports needed to thrive into adulthood. Sitkoff brings a wealth of experience advancing systems change as both a government and non-profit leader. Most recently she served as the executive director of voices for Georgia’s Children, the state’s largest child advocacy organization, where she helped make children’s mental health a key priority for the state. Prior to Voices, Sitkoff led the District of Columbia Public Schools’ student support division and implemented a host of reforms and partnerships that ensured students received the services they needed. Sitkoff then went on to advise school districts and early intervention programs at one of the nation’s top educational service companies, boosting educational outcomes for diverse populations across the nation. Sitkoff began her career working directly with children and families as a licensed clinical psychologist and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.