Vice President of Programs
“In life you’re either learning and growing or staying stagnant. I choose to expand my skills and share my knowledge with others so we can live happy, productive lives. Pay it forward.”
Eric Collins has thrived working in the communications, nonprofit and government sectors for three decades. He rejoined IPS in 2020 as the Vice President of Programs. In earlier roles with the organization, he directed the activities of the Alcohol Policy Panel of San Diego County and served as a project manager on county and federal grants focused on public health and safety, community revitalization, and substance abuse prevention. He enjoys working with a wide variety of service providers, community leaders, and key stakeholders to establish and implement comprehensive systems reform with an emphasis on media advocacy, strategic planning, policy development and community organizing.
A former television broadcaster, Eric is the proud recipient of an Emmy Award along with accolades from the Associated Press and the Radio Television Digital News Association. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations.