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.
A Marymount University graduate with a Master’s Degree in Public Health Education and Promotion (with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the College of Charleston), Alexandra Lucchesi serves as the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s Program Manager. Alexandra brings to WRAP not only her academic credentials in public health (including coursework on the planning, implementation and evaluation of community health programming) but also practical, local and hands-on public health outreach experience most recently serving as part of a COVID-19 team in Arlington where she both marketed and helped administer the daily provision of hundreds of COVID tests.
Alexandra is responsible for managing, planning, implementing and evaluating WRAP’s programmatic outreach initiatives including the nonprofit’s: school, workplace and community educational programs including related publications and products; law enforcement award initiatives; data collection publications; and management of the nonprofit organization’s award-winning SoberRide® program.
Alexandra is also a certified Personal Trainer as well as a youth volleyball coach. She is a co-founder of a volleyball league within the Northern Virginia Catholic Youth Organization where she coached players ages 8-17.
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.
WRAP is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)], public-private partnership working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington-metropolitan region.