Erica DeFur Malik

Writer & Policy Translator

Erica and Jennifer first met as co-workers at the National Mental Health Association (now Mental Health America) in 2001, and realized early in their careers that their work ethic both inspired and pushed each other to think more strategically and get the job done. After working independently for several years providing strategic analysis, project management, grant writing, and writing advocacy and media materials in the field of public health care, Erica teamed up with Momentum Health Strategy to take complex policy ideas and translate them into cohesive language for the layperson. Whether she’s researching and writing fact sheets and advocacy materials, crafting client messaging, assisting with strategic planning, or interpreting a policy proposal, Erica knows that helping stakeholders make sense of health care is step one in moving toward a better system.