Maryland Epilepsy Center Program Manager
Residence: Columbia, Maryland, USA
Education: M.S. Emergency Health Policy & Planning, University of Maryland Baltimore County; B.S. Communications & Public Relations, Towson University
Erica Bergstein holds a B.S. in Communication Studies and Public Relations from Towson University and a M.S. in Emergency Health Policy & Planning from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Erica has been working in the health care field in various health policy and program management roles for the past eight years. Before participating in Israel Government Fellows, Erica held a policy position at The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) where she worked on hospital policy and regulatory affairs. While at UMMC in 2011 Erica founded a partnership between the Jewish Student Association and the University of Maryland Medical Center.
As part of the Israel Government Fellows Program, Erica worked with Mashav, Israel’s Agency for International Development and Cooperation, a division of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in their Policy & International Relations Debarment. There Erica worked closely with the Israeli delegation to The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations (UN) to advance Israeli’s development agenda.
After her program, Erica returned to Maryland where she was recruited by Johns Hopkins Medicine to create a partnership with Israel in the emergency global health arena. As part of her role at Johns Hopkins Health, Erica established a system-wide telemedicine program to create greater access to emergency health resources at Johns Hopkins.
In October 2016 Erica returned to The University of Maryland Medical Center to become the Program Manager of the Maryland Epilepsy Center where she works to expand the epilepsy division and increase access of epilepsy services within the Medical Center.
In her free time, Erica sits on the board of HaLev Israel and volunteers with the young adult division of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. She just bought her first home in her hometown of Columbia, Maryland, which she shares with her cat, Georie.