Erica J. Erney (she/they), a licensed clinical social worker, works as a geriatric case manager at the Senior Health & Memory Clinic for Kaiser Permanente and has been in this role since 2004. She is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Member at Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California & Northern Nevada Chapter. Erica volunteered in her role as facilitator for the co-sponsored (Openhouse & Alzheimer’s Association) LGBTQIA+ dementia caregiver support group that she assisted with developing. Erica received her LCSW in 2007. Prior, she received her Master's Degree in Social Welfare, with a specialization in Gerontology from University of California, Berkeley in 2003 and she was the recipient of the Rose Kleiner Memorial Fellowship in Gerontology, for the 2002-2003 Academic Year from Cal. Erica received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Certificate of Study in Women's Studies from Humboldt State University in 1998. In 2014, Erica wrote this article about Dementia & Caregiving in the LGBTQIA+ community;