Care4Carolina Welcomes New Executive Director
Erica Palmer Smith is the Director of Care4Carolina, a statewide coalition of over 40 organizations dedicated to closing the state’s health insurance coverage gap. Prior to this role, Erica served as Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Kentucky. There, she led the organization’s work improving access to care for cancer patients, including securing critical patient protections in the state’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver.
A native of rural North Carolina, Erica grew up in Sampson and Alexander Counties. She received her B.S. and M.A. in political science from Appalachian State University. Erica resides in Cary with her husband, Ryan, and daughter, Alice.