Erin Scott, LCSW

Executive Director

Erin moved to Rhode Island from Utah in 2010 and started volunteering with The Izzy Foundation soon thereafter. Erin has a passion for nonprofits and has worked in the nonprofit health care sector since 1999. Erin has her Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island college and is the first employee of The Izzy Foundation and runs all the necessary aspects of the organization including managing the Izzy Family room by providing trained volunteers, supplies, and facilitating programs. Erin Scott is a parent of a child who had cancer, which enables her to have a unique sense of empathy and understanding for families at diagnosis and beyond.


As I reflect on this past year, I have deep gratitude for the dedicated and hardworking volunteers, interns, staff, and hospital employees I am fortunate to work with every day.  I know that there is no greater reward than the opportunity to partner with passionate people, and many of The Izzy Foundation’s accomplishments are the direct result of your unwavering commitment to the mission.

To all those who contributed this year: our sponsors, donors, those who attended our fundraising events, provided a meal, supported a bereaved family, or embraced the scholarship program and also the individuals who gave of their time, talents, and resources – thank you.  I sincerely believe our successes would not have been possible without your efforts. And to the families, thank you for letting me walk some of your journey with you. The Izzy Family Room is a special place, and I am honored to be part of your lives in this home away from home.  I have laughed, danced, dined, played and cried with you, and I am IZspired daily by your courage.  In the coming year, I commit to listening to your input as we develop new spaces and programs. I believe the best is yet to come!!!


Erin Scott, LCSW