- Director of Knowledge Management, Casey Family Programs
Nicole is Director of Knowledge Management at Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care in the United States. Nicole began her career as a youth worker in Southeastern Michigan, and has since worked in a variety of roles in the youth development and education fields at the local, state and national levels. Prior to joining Casey Family Programs, she served as Opportunity Youth Director for a regional collective impact effort in South King County, Washington known as the Road Map Project. She spent 13 years at the Forum for Youth Investment, leading work related to youth engagement, research-practice partnerships, and improving youth program quality. Prior to that she worked at the HighScope Educational Research Foundation where she directed their residential camp for teenagers and helped build the Adolescent Division.
Nicole earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Michigan and her MEd in Risk and Prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. When she’s not working, Nicole can be found hiking, swimming, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors with her husband Andy and their two children, Theo and Zoe.