Chairman of the Board
Eric is a product of the South Los Angeles area and is one of three children raised in View Park, Ladera Heights and Inglewood California. He attended Westchester High School and Arizona State University for his undergraduate studies and eventually earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University at Dominguez Hills. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University and he is currently a Children’s Services Administrator / Program Manager for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Runaway Outreach Units (ROU) and newly created Commercially Sexually Exploited Children’s (CSEC) units in the Bureau of Specialized Response Services.
Eric has been with the Department of Children and Family Services for 30 years. He has a strong passion for working with hard to place high-risk youth and he has been dedicated to this cause throughout his entire professional career. Not only does he manage and supervise the DCFS ROU and CSEC units he is also responsible for facilitating and managing the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) process in the newly created CSEC “DREAM COURT” at Los Angeles Superior Court, Edelman’s Children’s Dependency Court; the court room Dedicated to Restoring, Empowering, Advocating and Mentoring the CSEC population. Eric also serves as the DCFS Law Enforcement Liaison for runaways and is the Department lead for the Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s Human Trafficking Bureau Locate and Recovery Initiative. Part of his responsibilities also includes; training newly promoted Detectives in the LAPD’s Juvenile Procedures School and providing trainings to foster parents, community care providers and child welfare professionals who are working with hard to place adolescents under the care and supervision of DCFS.
Always curious and passionate about radio and sound, Eric also spent a short period with the Los Angeles based Urban City Youth radio broadcast, hosting his own Urban City Relationship Show on KTYM radio. The shows focus was to provide insight and perspective for today’s singles in Los Angeles. Along with identifying common challenges on the local Christian dating scene, Eric explored topics that were rated most controversial for local Christian singles. The show featured a variety of guest speakers who had unique insights to being single and the show dealt with many of the real underlying issues of today.