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Eric Byrd

President, Black Professional Alliance

Eric began working in the field of mental health and rehabilitation in early adulthood, serving and mentoring under-represented youth, foster youth, and traumatized children with social and cognitive disabilities from some of the most crime-heavy communities in the nation. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on behavioral analysis and modification.  Currently, Eric is the owner and lead consultant Change Maker Systems Consulting; a company which provides consulting services for agencies seeking to (re)structure their systems and practices  with an equity lens and close the gap between those who have access to resources and those who have been denied it, historically. Change Maker has addressed the transformation of the child welfare system, criminal justice practices, and equitable housing and employment practices.  Eric is a passionate supporter of social change for the good of the under-served. Eric was elected to serve as President since February 2022 and Vice President of the Austin chapter of the Black Professional Alliance in September 2020. 

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