Erin Oehler, JD
Ms. Erin Oehler currently serves as the Associate Project Director for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance). As the Associate Project Director, she is responsible for providing programmatic and project management support to Action Alliance initiatives; cultivating national partnerships with diverse audiences such as large private sector employers, news media, public safety, and the entertainment industry; and leading the Action Alliance’s workplace suicide prevention efforts.
Before joining the Action Alliance, Oehler was a Policy Advisor for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. In that role, she lead a team in development, implementation, and conducting of quality assurance on policies for state Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, CHIP programs and healthy women and children initiatives.
Prior to her work at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, she was the Policy Specialist at the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver, a Medicaid waiver program which provides home and community-based services as an alternative to institutionalization for children struggling with emotional disturbance. As Policy Specialist, she was the subject matter expert on legal and policy matters on the statewide expansion and administration of the Waiver.
Early in her career, Oehler was an Education Policy Consultant for the Texas Association of School Boards, responsible for the research, development, and management of legal and local school board policies for 110 school districts throughout Texas.
Oehler has over 15 years of experience in education and public health law and policy. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from St. Edward’s University, Master’s degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Texas State University, and Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law.