Nicole provides strategic steering and stewardship of GCC’s growing portfolio of global health investments, nurturing local innovations that catalyze change.
Nicole is a strategic global health practitioner with over 20 years’ experience managing organizations and teams to improve health outcomes for women and girls. She draws on her leadership background as a former Country Representative, Team Leader and Strategic Advisor, and her own experiences leading the scale-up of innovations in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and elsewhere. Nicole is passionate about building meaningful partnerships where innovators are in the driver’s seat of their work, and re-distributing inequitable power in the context of decolonization. She has a background in maternal and newborn health, sexual and reproductive heath, and mental health, with a special interest in health care quality and respectful maternity care.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia; a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins; and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership from Oxford.
She is the proud mother of 2 Kenyan-Canadian kids, and enjoys camping, cycling and traveling.