Erica Sarnes, MA, is the Senior Manager, Learning and Development, at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She manages and serves as the point of contact for all PCORI training and development opportunities for staff and external stakeholders.
Before joining PCORI, Sarnes was an independent consultant focused on aligning learning and development initiatives with organizational strategy. She has worked cross-functionally to execute strategic training initiatives that enhance development, business performance, employee and team productivity, and key stakeholder engagement.
Sarnes has assessed organizational learning needs and has managed the development, implementation, and evaluation of learning and development programs. She is particularly interested in leadership development at all organizational levels.
Sarnes received a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia and an MA in industrial/organizational psychology from George Mason University. She also has post-graduate certificates in organization development, coactive coaching, and human resource management.