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Nicola's father is a Naturopathic Doctor, and she learned at a very young age, while sitting with his patients in his little waiting room at his little office in their family home, that when she grew up, she too wanted to be part of a person's and family's health, wellness and healing journey. Nicola did not know that this role would be as a midwife until she had a midwife care for her when she was pregnant as a young woman. That midwife's loving, holistic care of Nicola through her pregnancy sparked her calling to become a midwife. Whole-person care throughout a person's lifespan, specializing in reproductive health and pregnancy and post partum care, became and is Nicola's life-long calling. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family--3 dogs, 2 parakeets, 7 chickens and 2 fish. Nicola loves to sew and ride bikes with her daughter.

Why I Work at Neighborcare:

I have worked at Neighborcare since graduating from the University of Washington in 2009. I work here because Neighborcare's mission: 100% access, zero health disparities. Neighborcare holistically cares for all families and all communities along their journeys of healing, health and wellness.


Certified Nurse Midwife/Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, American Midwifery Certification Board, 2009


Master of Science of Nursing (MSN), Women's Health and Midwifery, University of Washington, 2009
Bachelor of Science (BS), Nursing, University of Washington, 2007
Bachelor of Science (BS), Psychology with Health Concentration, Bastyr University, 2002


English, Somali