We are pleased to welcome Erica Harmon as Lend A Hand Society’s new President of our
Board of Directors. Erica works at the MA Attorney General’s Office as the Deputy Student Loan
Ombudsman for Massachusetts and a Program Analyst, and she has served on the LAH BOD
since 2016. She has 10+ years in public service at the AG’s office coordinating mediation
services for insurance consumers and student loan borrowers. She worked at Harvard Book
Store after graduating from Wellesley College. An avid reader, she also loves nature and
dancing. Erica is focused on sustaining LAH’s 130-year legacy of aiding our neighbors in
Greater Boston:

“I am honored to be stepping into a leadership role at LAH, an organization with a storied history
and unique and relevant mission. I think of LAH as a connection between those who can help
and those who may not have a support network to fall back on in their times of need. LAH
originated with a group of Bostonians inspired by Edward Everett Hale’s Ten Times One is Ten,
who truly believed that we could strengthen our communities by lending our neighbors a hand
during times of hardship. As we confront communities devastated by the pandemic, LAH has
increased its fundraising and budgeting goals to meet the increased need. I plan to continue the
work of generations of volunteers before me to find ways to broaden LAH’s circle of friends and
supporters so that LAH may continue its essential work of helping our neighbors.”

We are very excited to have Erica serve as our new BOD president!