Erin D. Martin – COO

Erin D. Martin has a 15+ year history in nonprofit leadership, university and impact-oriented organizations. She recently transitioned to consulting work with both nonprofit and for-profit clients interested in achieving strategic success and improving mission-driven leadership.

Erin served as a Chief Operations Officer for the nonprofit organization, Peace Through Commerce between 2015 – 2018, and continues to advise on operations. Between 2012 – 2015, Erin served as Executive Director of MEDICO.org, an international nonprofit dedicated to providing sustainable healthcare and educational services to impoverished communities in developing countries. In that role, she sought to apply innovative, partnership-based program strategies to sustain to international development work. Prior to her work at MEDICO.org, Erin lived in New Zealand where she worked at the University of Canterbury, serving as the Education Coordinator & International Student Support Director while also pursuing graduate education. Her research work focused on how race, gender and economic level affect individuals and contributes to systemic inequalities between families. While there, Erin was commissioned to research early sexualization of preteen girls and ‘self-sexualization’ of girls online as part of a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant. Additionally, she contributed to cross-cultural research on child abuse & parenting practices in Māori and Pākehā families.

Erin’s spent several years working in educational program development, primarily serving low-income and ‘at-risk’ youth populations in schools, nonprofits and governmental organizations in West Texas. There, she witnessed the institutional barriers that delimit children’s access & achievement, & she aspired to work towards improving equitable opportunities for children and families.

CASA Guardian ad Litem, Advocate for Foster Children in Travis County – 5 years
Troop Leader for Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Former Vice President, Director of Volunteers in Austin (DOVIA)