Nicole has been a part of Step Up to Quality since 2013. Nicole actively works to increase accessibility and quality of child care for low income children and families in her role as Administrator for the Child Care and Development Fund Program with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Nicole has been with DHHS for more than 12 years in an array of positions. Much of her experience has been with the Division of Children and Family Services, Economic Assistance, focusing on empowering individuals and families to become 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 and children. Her pride and joy are her three beautiful daughters.