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Erin Donovan

rootED, LLC

Towson, MD


Erin Donovan is Principle Owner of rootED, LLC and consults for nonprofits and faith-based organizations focusing on board leadership and governance, strategic planning and change management, fundraising and development, and succession and transition planning. Erin is a known leader within the HIV and non-profit community, having led HopeSprings, a non-profit faith-based organization focused on eradicating HIV and health disparities for the past eight years. Donovan is on the board for World Relief and Vanguard University’s Alumni Board.

She was formerly on the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research Community Participatory Advisory Board, sat on the Mayor’s HIV/AIDS Commission for the City of Baltimore co-chairing the Faith work group, and on the Board of the Presbyterian AIDS Network. Erin is passionate about raising up the next generation of nonprofit leaders. She also is adjunct professor with the College of Business and Leadership at Eastern University. She speaks frequently on leadership and social justice in the faith community. You can find her on a recent podcast with Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne. Prior to her work at rootED and HopeSprings, Donovan served as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Maryland Energy Administration and as a Senior Associate at ICF International has consulted for Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and the U.S. Department of Labor. She spent three years in East Africa training trainers in community development strategies.