Elberta Eriksson is a social worker, family therapist, and a leader in child advocacy and family issues. A graduate of Sacramento and San Francisco State Universities, she is on the faculty at Dominican College and the California Graduate School of Psychology. As the Director of the Multi-Cultural Outreach Project at the Family Service Agency in Marin, and formerly a family therapy consultant at Operation Give a Damn, Ms. Eriksson has received twenty- year service awards from both organizations. She has developed multi-cultural awareness training programs for teachers and community workers in agencies and schools.

Ms. Eriksson is actively involved in the Marin City Project, participating in the design of the social services to be provided. She is serving her third term on the Human Rights Commission and is the founder of the Marin African-American Coalition, which provides social, political, educational and cultural exchange. She has received awards for her contributions to the prevention of child abuse from both the State of California and the Marin County Board of Supervisors. Her Study of “Interracial Marriages (Black/White) in the Bay Area” was published in 1970. A Mill Valley resident, she is a Board Certified Diplomat, a State Delegate on the Democratic Committee to advance family and children’s rights, and a charter member of the American Family Therapy Academy.