United Way welcomes Erica A. Stewart
Erica A. Stewart joins United Way as Chief Operating Officer. As a long-time volunteer in the San Luis Obispo community, Stewart is excited to help continue to make SLO County a healthier and stronger community through United Way.
Stewart spent the last four years with Pacific Eye as the Human Resources and Marketing Manager, where she helped the practice grow to 11 doctors and 10 locations. As a previous graduate of Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Economic Ventures entrepreneur program and later a facilitator of MCSC’s Fiscal Literacy program, Stewart understands the importance of education and programs and their impact it has on the community. This background and experiences marries beautifully with United Way’s vision is to build a stronger, healthier, more compassionate community in San Luis Obispo County by focusing on education, income and health. Developing staff, managing Pacific Eye’s sponsorship role in the community and increasing healthcare awareness are perfect skills to help her transition into her new role.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cal Poly Alumni Association, as the Central Coast Regional Director, the Leadership SLO marketing committee and the Human Resources Association board of directors as the Vice President of Communications. In the past, she also served as an ambassador for the SLO Chamber of Commerce and was a Leadership SLO Class XV graduate and Class XIX Chairperson.
As an alumnus of Cal Poly, she has called the Central Coast home for more than 20 years. In 2004, Stewart earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco while running her own wholesale bakery. When not spending time with her family, she enjoys spending time cooking. Once a month, she coordinates dinners for the homeless community with her church, SLO Nazarene. Stewart is excited to be an integral part of improving education, income and health in the community through United Way.
Erica A. Stewart, who succeeds Charlene Rosales, began work at the beginning of April.