Erasma Beras-Monticciolo is an activist, co-founder and Executive Director of Power of Two, a home visiting organization that nurtures the inherent potential in every child and family–equipping them with the tools to transform their own lives and strengthen their communities. Erasma holds a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice from St. John’s University and an MPA from NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy.
Before joining Power of Two, Erasma’s work has taken her to remote areas in Guatemala where she partnered with indigenous communities to establish independent, sustainable businesses that improved their living conditions and stimulated their local economies. Erasma also has local government experience in her hometown of New York City where she successfully established relationships with community-based organizations and social change groups to create partnerships and build support for a variety of programs serving vulnerable populations. Erasma is a big believer in healing-informed practice and approaches all of her work with that framework in mind.
Erasma also serves on the board for the New York Zero-to-Three Network (NYZTT) and the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC). She is also a 2019 Promising Ventures Fellow and a 2020 Aspen Institute Healthy Communities Fellow.