A Red Circle


Meet the faces of A Red Circle!



Erica R. Williams – Founder & Executive Director

Erica R Williams holds a BA in Paralegal Studies and an MBA, both from Maryville University. She is working on her PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, with a concentration on policy analysis.

Erica ~

* is a St. Louis Master Gardener,
* Chairs MOCAN – Missouri Council on Activity and Nutrition and is a member of the Food Systems Work Group for same.
* led a Peer Circle for Executive Directors of Color for Winrock International’s Food Systems Leadership Network,
* sits on the Youth Ed & Development committee of Kids Win Missouri and participates in HomeGrown Stl,  
* is a member of the Nine Network Community Advisory Board; and
* the recipient of several awards from local entities.

When not working for A Red Circle, Erica is on the Board of Directors for Kids Win Missouri and the Community Advisory Board for Refuge and Restoration Nonprofit Organization in Ferguson, Missouri.


Drew Foster – Program Associate



Drew Foster joined A Red Circle in January, 2020.  Drew holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Missouri St. Louis.  Prior to becoming the Program Associate, Drew served as A Red Circle’s BSW Practicum Student in the Summer and Fall semesters of 2019.  In addition to working for A Red Circle, Drew enjoys jamming on the drums.

Nicholas Williams and Jordan McCain – Mutual Aid Assistants


Nicholas Williams is a 2020 graduate of McCluer Senior High School.  He is an avid gamer and enjoys playing his clarinet. 

Jordan McCain is an UMSL student and also serves as A Red Circle’s policy intern.  She is studying political science and Spanish.


Board of Directors

LaKeisha Griffin, MSW


Interest: Healthy Food Access & Racial Equality

Employment: Northside Community Housing Inc.


Roderick Gilliam


Interest: Community Outreach

Employment: Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Dr. Destiny Reddick, Ed.D


Interest: Education Equity

Employment: Normandy Schools Collaborative

Charles Johnson


Interest: Community Development

Employment: AT&T

Jerome Carroll



Interest: Community Building and Holistic Living

Employment: Veteran’s Administration


Advisory Council

Vincent Collins

M. Michelle Wilbret

LaSaundra Hagans

Sarah Willey, MA, CFRE, SMS

Nancy Harcar

Lisa Adams

Erica Davis

Craig Bardo

Kristen Wagner, PhD, MSW

Betsy Sinclair, PhD