Erika Philip

Clinical Program Manager, USAID Staff Care Program

Erika Philip is the Clinical Program Manager for USAID’s Staff Care Program at Konterra, leading a diverse team to provide holistic care and ensuring the global well-being of USAID employees and their families. Additionally, she heads Azania International, a nonprofit that delivers trauma care to migrating populations worldwide, specializing in trauma therapy and community-based mental health care.

Over her two-decade career, Erika has lived and worked in multiple urban, refugee, and marginalized communities across Rwanda, Uganda, and Ethiopia. She also raised her multiethnic family in an Afro-Caribbean community in Miami, a place she affectionately calls home. Here, she developed skills in community organizing and deepened her understanding of mental health complexities and equity. Her time engaging neighbors for “porch time,” enjoying cookout, and having deep conversations that foster a shared life in mutuality and friendship, underscored her compassionate commitment to diverse cultural contexts and meaningful relationships.

Erika earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. Living in Washington DC with her husband and three young adult children, she balances a demanding career with family life and faith-based community service. This mix of professional leadership and personal engagement exemplifies Erika’s holistic approach to life and work, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to making a significant impact both domestically and internationally.