Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelor’s degree in health service administration and has over 30 years of experience in corporate, non-profit, and healthcare environments. Focusing in the areas of Marketing, Admissions and Development. For the past five years, as the Founder and Executive Director of Voices of Change 2018 and Evan and Gillian Says.
Throughout her career, Nicole has been invited to be the honorary and keynote speaker for many local and state organizations. She has served on numerous boards and committees such as The Ohio Attorney General Committee for Crime Victims with Disabilities; Advisory Board Member for Natalie's Voice and a DS-Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society; The Fragile X Alliance of Ohio, The Northeast Ohio Polycystic Kidney Association, Trials for Hope, and The Children’s Center of Medina County, to name a few.
Over the past five years, Nicole has been interviewed by multiple media and news outlets, newspapers, and magazines, invited to be a guest on talk radio, podcasts and featured in many magazine articles.
Nicole is a quarterly columnist for Exceptional Needs Today Magazine.
She is a first-time author of “Finding Myself, Overcoming Abuse, Heartbreak and Loss Then, Finding True Love.” She is in the process of co-writing a second book, “Finding Their Voice.”
In October 2023, Voices of Change 2018, Received “Best People with Disabilities (PWD) Safeguarding Support Organization 2023 – Ohio” ...in the Parent and Baby Awards 2023!
In March 2023, Voices of Change 2018 was one of thirteen nonprofit organizations honored to been nominated and awarded The Ohio Success Award.
In May 2022, Nicole was humbled to be awarded as an Inspire Medina County, Everyday Hero, Honoree.
In 2022, Nicole founded "Evan and Gillian Says," a series of books and materials to educate children with cognitive, developmental, and intellectual disabilities on how to reduce the risk of abuse. Along with a team of talented editors and artists, they are currently in the process of developing a series of children's books and parent guides.
In May 2021, Nicole was honored to receive the Crucial Point Award. An annual award given to people and organizations that delve beyond the surface of sex crimes to focus on overlooked niches of survivorship.
Nicole is currently working with state legislators to change current and pass new laws to enforce stronger policies and best practices for child abuse reporting, how cases are being processed, and secure funding for crime victims with disabilities. In addition, Nicole is working with state legislators to pass, “Evan’s Law.”
Nicole resides in Medina, Ohio with her husband, Chris and her children, Maci and Evan.