Nicole is a new member to the ASC, joining in the spring of 2023. She is grateful to live, learn and grow on the unceded, traditional shared territory of the Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx people in the West Kootenay region of the BC. She has Secwepemc, Italian and Scottish ancestry.

Nicole and her partner are raising their young daughter with the family values to recognize the gifts of ancestral connection, celebration of culture and promote environmental wisdom and responsibility. It is not lost on her how wonderful it is to be connected to the ASC and HELP during this time in their lives and is deeply grateful for this opportunity. Nicole joined the ASC to support a deeper understanding of the social, environmental and cultural determinants of First Nations, Inuit, and M├ętis children’s health and well-being. She believes in HELP’s vision of all children thriving in healthy societies and is committed to supporting the fundamental research process and knowledge that can enable all families and communities in being able to flourish.

Nicole has a background in Environmental Science and is a clinical herbalist student with a focus on children’s herbal medicine and seasonal support for family health. She is also an administrative assistant for Interior Health as part of the Central Intake regional team that is supporting people in the Kootenay Boundary with access to community care services.