Erika Blockson

Director of Workforce Management


Erika is Director of Workforce Management. She joined Parkwood in 2016 as Human Resources Assistant Manager. Erika is responsible for executing HR programs and practices that support talent and business objectives, overseeing benefit programs and performance management processes, implementing learning and development programs, and leading diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to joining Parkwood, Erika spent over 20 years in Human Resources Management roles with KeyBank, Cohen & Company, and ValMark Securities (now ValMark Financial Group) where she oversaw HR initiatives and served as an HR Consultant to clients.

Erika began her education locally at Mount Union College and completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies in 1996 (Cum Laude) at The University of Maryland campus in Okinawa, Japan.  She completed a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources (MLRHR) in 2021 from Cleveland State University.  She also holds a Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR).  

Erika enjoys spending time with her son and grandchildren, as well as performing public service activities through her membership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Parkwood Board of Directors

Scott S. Cowen
Chairman; President Emeritus Tulane University
Adam B. Langsam
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas A. Mandel
Founder, President and General Manager, Rubber City Radio Group
Ellen J. Ellison
Chief Investment Officer, HICO Ventures Ltd
David Heller
Principal, The NRP Group
Kenneth G. Hochman
Managing Member, KGH Consulting
Stephen H. Hoffman
Chairman, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; President Emeritus, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Stuart D. Neidus
Retired CEO, Anthony & Sylvan Pools Corporation
Peter E. Raskind
Former Chairman and CEO, National City Corporation
Jehuda Reinharz
President and CEO, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; former President, Brandeis University
Michael A. Ritter
Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Erika B. Rudin-Luria
President, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Jerry Sue Thornton
President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College
Stephen J. Weinberg
President and CEO, Weinberg Wealth Management