- Education Program Specialist 2
- Licensed Graduate Social Worker
Nichole received a Bachelor of Science in 2013 with a major in Social Work and a minor in Criminal Justice and Master of Social Work degree in 2018, both from St Cloud State University. She currently holds the position of Education Program Specialist 2 at the Institute on Community Integration where she provides training and technical assistance to Minnesota Department of Human Service and Home & Community Based Service Providers throughout the state. Nichole also co-facilitates Positive Behavior Support Intensive Training.
Beginning in 2007, Nichole has worked as a Direct Support Professional, Program Manager and Waiver/Rule 185 Case Manager; supporting individuals living with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness.
Nichole's areas of interest are on disability policy, housing, trauma-informed therapeutic modalities, and understanding behavior.
Nichole has a strong passion for teaching and advocating for policy changes, to create more inclusive and culturally competent state services.