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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: CAP RVA Member Erin Steigleder

With hundreds of volunteer opportunities available to Virginian’s we are always interested in finding out why our volunteers choose Prevent Child Abuse Virginia.  Erin has been a dedicated volunteer with PCAV for over two years serving on both the Young Professionals Committee and as a member on our advocacy committee. When PCAV began transforming the young professionals committee from a one-event group to a structured committee with monthly meetings, Erin Steigleder leaped at the opportunity to be the first chair.

Erin shared that “Preventing child abuse is a very personal issue for me. Some people very close to me experienced abuse as children and I’d like to be a part of preventing other children from having to go through that. The work of PCAV is also of professional interest to me. In undergraduate and graduate school I was fascinated with learning about childhood development and concerned about the long lasting effects that neglect and abuse can have on a child. My current work involves public education around health policy and legislative advocacy, so I am happy to use my professional skills in any way I can to further PCAV’s mission.”

Professionally, Ern is Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation’s Education Manager, where she is managing their educational programming and maintaining breast health resources across the Commonwealth. Her key projects include educating local communities, raising awareness about VBCF’s services with health care providers and potential community partners, and maintaining accurate and relevant educational materials and resources. Erin has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to coming to VBCF, Erin worked for the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy in their health program, Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare. Erin and her husband live in Richmond and love exploring neighborhood restaurants and parks and sitting on the couch with their dog, binge watching TV shows on Netflix. She grew up in Henrico County and now lives in Church Hill with her husband and their dog, Bucky.

It is an honor to have such highly skilled volunteers to help us in furthering our mission of preventing child abuse and neglect in our Commonwealth. If you are interested in becoming a member of CAP RVA, please visit our information page and fill out an application here: http://pcav.org/young-professionals-committee/