WIC Community Breastfeeding Liaison
Erica Davis joined Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association in 2019 as a WIC breastfeeding community liaison, in conjunction with Michigan Public Health Institute, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In 2015, her most important role as a mother led her to explore new career opportunities in maternal child health. Erica believes that girls run the world and that cultivating Black women as leaders within the community and beyond is extremely important to increase health equity for black mothers and children.
Erica is a Flint, MI native, who has earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a certification in Women’s Studies from University of Detroit Mercy. She is a certified lactation specialist, with several years of experience and credentials as a community health worker, educator, counselor, and advocate. She is also a Birth Equity Leadership Academy Leader at Health Connect One, and she is involved with SisterFriends Detroit. She is inspired by Detroiters’ commitment to community.
Erica is proud to come from a long line of breastfeeding women and she honors her family’s tradition in her work as a breastfeeding educator.