Eric collaborated with Dr. Keeling to form K&A in 1999 and has primary responsibility for organizational leadership, management of operations, innovation in technology and communications, and quality assurance. He provides direct consultation, technical assistance, and training programs in key areas, such as public health policy and practice, for K&A clients and staff. His nuanced understanding of the relationships among the parts of complex organizations makes him an experienced and skilled facilitator in strategic analysis and planning.
Before K&A, Eric was the first Executive Director of the Minnesota AIDS Project; he directed planning and implementation of state-wide HIV prevention and direct care and service programs. He later collaborated with other leaders of HIV-related national boards, government agencies, and consensus conferences. Through the first decade of the AIDS epidemic, he provided national leadership in HIV prevention, care, services, and advocacy.
Eric received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of Liberal Arts and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Public Health, both at the University of Minnesota. He is the proud “parent” of K&A’s VP of Canine Relations, Taliesin D. Airedale, and spends his free time enhancing his already impressive skills in the kitchen.