2020 Veteran Hero Awards
Veteran Advocate/Case Manager/Social Worker or Caregiver
Organization Community Career Development, Inc.
Position Business Development Associate
Erika Mc Innis is a US Army Reservist who dedicates her Civilian life to Veteran Services. Erika is the Lead Business Development Associate for the Veteran Employment Related Assistance Program. She seamlessly assists veterans with securing employment and breaking the barriers to employment. Barriers to employment include Homelessness, Mental Illness, Legal System Navigation, and anything else a Veteran may need, Erika is also the Lead Business Development Associate for the California Community Reinvestment Program. Linking Veterans & the re-entry Population with Employment Services, Life Coaching, and Financial Coaching Referrals. Erika works hard to serve those who have served before her. She has been serving in the United States Army Reserve for a total of 6 years and counting. She is an officer at the South Gate American Legion Post 335. She serves as the Historian on the board of officers. She is currently taking classes to become a Peer Support Specialist so she can better serve the Veterans on her case load. Erika always serves her Veterans with a smile and treats them like they're human not just another number on her case load. Erika Mc Innis is the definition of a Veteran Advocate.