Vice President of Programs
Dr. Erin Hanley is a Vice President of Programs at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), an organization that works with schools, businesses, and communities to achieve success through inclusion. In her role, she designs and facilitates educational programs on diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a particular focus on workplaces and communities across Virginia.
With a background in counseling and social justice, Dr. Erin has spent most of her career in education, specializing in creating safe spaces for Black women and other underserved populations. She received the 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Before coming to VCIC, Dr. Erin was the Assistant Director of Exploration and Transitions within Career Services at Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously, she was a high school counselor in Prince William County, VA.
Dr. Erin received her doctorate in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, her masters in School Counseling from UNC Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is passionate about creating opportunities that allow people to be seen, heard, and understood. In that vein, Dr. Erin can also be found delivering identity-based programming that fosters community, connection, and career development for Black women in Richmond.