Meet Our President
Erica Andrade, President/CEO
Erica Andrade was appointed President and CEO of El Centro, Inc. on July 1, 2023
Erica Andrade was born in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas and is the proud daughter of a strong, resilient immigrant mother from Guanajuato, Mexico. She migrated to Kansas City, Kansas at the age of 15 where she graduated from JC Harmon High School and has since called KCK home.
She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2001 with a BA in Latin American Studies and started working at El Centro soon after. In the fall of 2017, she enrolled in the executive MPA program at UMKC and graduated in 2019.
Erica has worked at El Centro for the past 22 years. Prior to being named CEO, she has served as Chief Program Officer (2018-2023), Patient Navigation Program Manager (2010-2018), and Adult Education Program Manager (2001-2010).