Nicole is a Program Specialist for the Employment Barrier Reduction Pilot Program with the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies. Prior to starting with IACAA in October of 2021, she was a Youth Program Director at the YMCA here in Springfield, and before that she was a Program Manager of a swim school for kids in Chicago. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling, both from Cincinnati Christian University. Nicole enjoys working out, hiking, and camping with her family. She is passionate about making a difference and helping others.