Ms. Erin Kelly brings 20 years of public health and health care experience to the Children’s Specialty Care Coalition. She has served as the Executive Director for the Children’s Specialty Care Coalition for last 6 years, laser focused on the mission to ensure children with complex health care needs has quality access to care and that pediatric subspecialty physicians are able to thrive in California’s healthcare environment. Erin formerly worked for Richard Heath and Associates to provide program oversight and grant management to professional medical associations that were funded to educate and support healthcare providers with Covered California implementation. Prior to her work with Covered California, Erin spent 6 years as the Director of Mission Programs, for the Susan G. Komen Orange County Affiliate, where she oversaw the Affiliate’s public policy agenda, $2 million in grant-making and management, and health promotion initiatives designed to reduce breast cancer disparities and improve access to care. She began her career as a Community Education Coordinator for a multi-million dollar childhood asthma initiative in San Diego. She then transitioned to working for 3 years with the California Department of Public Health, as a Regional Health Education Coordinator, working to increase capacity of CBOs and other youth-serving stakeholders to promote comprehensive sexuality education in schools and address high rates of STIs/HIV among youth and young adults. Erin has a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health Education and a Master’s of Public Health from San Diego State University. Erin donates her personal time back to her community by serving as a Board member for the United Cerebral Palsy of Sacramento and Northern California, coaching youth softball, volunteering at her children’s school and other charitable activities throughout the year. She enjoys traveling, cycling, running, recreational sports, and spending time with her family in Roseville, CA.
Director of Government Affairs & Programs
Ms. Layton brings over a decade of public policy experience to the Children’s Specialty Care Coalition, where she has been since 2016. Constantly tapping into her passion for children’s access to quality health care, Ms. Layton plays an integral role in managing the Coalition’s legislative agenda, provides regular internal communications to membership, and executes the planning of the Coalition’s Lobby Days and other meetings throughout the year. She also has the honor of managing the Erin Aaberg Givans Memorial Scholarship, and more recently began overseeing CSCC’s social media presence.
Prior to joining CSCC, Ms. Layton served for eight years as State Affairs Liaison for the California Independent System Operator (ISO), the non-profit organization responsible for managing the high-voltage flow of electricity for about 80 percent of California’s power grid. There, she played a critical role in providing frequent outreach and education on key energy issues to members of the California State Legislature, and was instrumental in shepherding ISO Board Members through the State Senate confirmation process, with twelve successful confirmations over her eight years. She began her career in public policy as an intern in the California State Assembly.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Chico. Outside of work, Ms. Layton and her husband stay busy raising their two children. She also enjoys reading, cheering on her kids during their youth sports competitions, and volunteering at their elementary school.
Angela Blanchard, Political Solutions
Kelly Mac Millan, Political Solutions
Sumaya Nahar, Political Solutions
Tim Shannon, Shannon Government Relations