Trust Program Coordinator Erin Yates Promoted to Special Assistant to the President

Portrait of Special Assistant to the President Erin Yates

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is pleased to announce Erin Yates, currently the Trust’s program coordinator, has been promoted to Special Assistant to the President.

The special assistant to the president role is an expanded, key role to support the president and other staff members internally as the Trust deepens its strategic work with communities locally and around the state to improve health and quality of life for residents in under resourced areas.

In this expanded role, Erin will serve as a key liaison for internal and external matters, spearhead special projects, communicate with the Trust’s Advisory Councils, and provide administrative support to the president and other staff members.

“Erin has been a valuable asset to the Trust’s program team, fielding calls from potential grantees and supporting the program officers within the Trust and out in communities,” said Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Trust. “As the Trust continues to enhance its strategic work locally and around the state, it became clear that an expanded administrative position was needed to better support this work. I am so excited to announce Erin’s promotion to this key position.”

Prior to joining the Trust in 2015 as the program coordinator, Erin worked as the grants manager at The Campion Foundation and the grants assistant at The Norman Foundation. Originally from upstate New York, Erin earned a Master of Public Administration from Bernard Baruch College. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Siena College. Erin chose to move to Winston-Salem after living in New York and Seattle. Erin happily admits the North Carolina weather played a role in her decision, as she enjoys running, cycling and generally spending her free time outdoors.