Nicole has over twenty years of experience in nonprofit leadership, program development, group facilitation and resource development. Her professional mission is to change the odds faced by children, youth and families by providing quality consultation to the individuals, informal groups, advocates and organizations serving them.

Most recently, she served as Senior Director for Elev8 Baltimore, a full-service community schools initiative. In this role, she successfully planned and launched a strategy to integrate learning, health and family support services into the operations of four schools in East Baltimore. Over a seven-year period, she transitioned the initiative from start-up to sustainability drawing upon her skills as a facilitator, strategic planner, writer and youth worker. In January 2015, Nicole founded Extraordinary Changes, a non-profit consultancy focused on supporting individuals and organizations to improve the life chances for children and youth.

Nicole’s professional experience is built upon a foundation of academic study, and a passion for children, families and hard-working people in underserved communities. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Stanford University and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She resides presently in Baltimore City, MD with her husband, son and daughter.