Nicole has been a part of Step Up to Quality since 2013. Nicole actively works to increase accessibility and quality of child care for income-eligible children and families in her role as Administrator for the Child Care and Development Fund Program (CCDF) with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Nicole has been with DHHS since 2004 and has served in an array of positions. Much of her experience has been with the Division of Children and Family Services, Economic Assistance, providing assistance and resources to empower individuals and families in becoming self-sufficient.
Nicole received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on children and families, from the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, three beautiful daughters, and Basenji dogs, named Sid and Branson.