Erin Ficker is an expert in substance misuse prevention, an accomplished training and technical assistance (T/TA) provider, an experienced project leader, and a certified senior prevention specialist. She brings extensive expertise in supporting continuous quality improvement (CQI), designing and delivering engaging professional learning, and providing comprehensive TA. For over 16 years, she has built the capacity of clients to perform prevention work effectively.

Ficker is the prevention co-manager for the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center. She is also a Learning Collaborative topic lead for the Children’s Safety Network. Previously, as associate regional coordinator for the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, she managed TA assessment and delivery for 10 states and five tribes.

Ficker frequently speaks at regional and national convenings. In 2022, she presented on using CQI in prevention implementation at the National Prevention Network conference. She also blogs about CQI.

Ficker holds an MPA in Domestic and Social Policy from the University of Texas-Austin and a BA in Sociology from The Evergreen State College. She received a PMD Pro Certification from APMG International.