Identified by The Washington Post as a “never tiring advocate in pursuit of safer roads,” Kurt Erickson serves as President of the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program or WRAP.
Since 1999 and in addition to serving as CEO and lead public affairs strategist for the 38-year-old public-private partnership working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, Erickson is a registered multi-state lobbyist for the nationally-heralded coalition. In addition, he has served as Project Director of the region’s renowned Checkpoint Strikeforce campaigns.
Erickson is a recipient of numerous honors including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Public Service Award, the Maryland Highway Safety Office’s Kevin E. Quinlan Advocacy Award, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s Kevin E. Quinlan Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety, the Metropolitan Police Department’s (D.C.) Chief of Police Special Award and, as part of the WRAP coalition, the Governors Highway Safety Association’s Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Regional Partnership Award and Virginia’s prestigious Governor’s Transportation Safety Award, amongst others.
Erickson previously served as the Executive Director for Northern Virginia’s oldest voluntary public health agency, the American Lung Association of Northern Virginia and prior to that in a number of management posts including stints at a large, Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization and for a prominent D.C.-based financial institution.
Director of Programs
A 2011 University of Maryland graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health, Tammy Wan brings to the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s Director of Programs position not only her academic credentials in community and public health (including undergrad health education outreach on issues ranging from tobacco and seat belt use to skin cancer and youth obesity prevention) but also practical, local and hands-on public health outreach experience.
Tammy is responsible for managing WRAP’s programs and services including its school and workplace health education initiatives as well as the nonprofit organization’s popular free safe ride for would-be drunk drivers, SoberRide®.
Director of Operations
Joining the Washington Regional Alcohol Program in 1997, Robin Black serves as Director of Operations of the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program where, in addition to supporting the activities and programs of WRAP’s President and the Director of Programs, she manages the administrative and financial activities of the organization including grant fiscal management and reimbursement. Prior to joining WRAP, Robin was in the banking field and was active in the local community.
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