Marsha Erickson, a native of Fergus Falls, has joined West Central Initiative as its Early Childhood Specialist, according to a news release.

In her new role with WCI, Erickson works with the 10 Early Childhood Initiative coordinators, a team of professionals working to involve parents, senior citizens, educators, business and community leaders, the faith community, policymakers and citizens, according to the release.

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Erickson was previously on the WCI staff between 2002 and 2016, according to the release. More recently, she was the resource development director for United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties.

Erickson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Minnesota State University in Moorhead. She and her husband, Jeremy, have four children.

West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation serving the nine west central Minnesota counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin and White Earth Nation. Learn more at