Introducing Nicole Davini, Chief Operating Officer at neba. Nicole is a third generation disability advocate.
In 1996, she began her career working in residential services, while continuing her education. In 2005, she was introduced to NEBA though a long time employee. Nicole had found her passion. She has grown from a part time Employment Consultant to her current role as COO. During this time she also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Service Management from UMASS, Amherst followed by an MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices from Bay Path University.
As COO, Nicole is responsible for all day to day operations of the organization. Functions include contract negotiations with funders, development and implementation of programmatic service delivery models, and program curricula. She works directly with the CEO on development and oversight of all company policy and procedures and, with the CEO and Finance Director on all fiscal matters. All programmatic directors, managers and the Human Resource department report to Nicole. She is responsible for the oversight of more than 65 staff and for the services provided to over 900 participants annually. She works closely with the Department of Developmental Disabilities and State Vocational Rehabilitation Departments in Massachusetts and Connecticut, school systems, the Department of Transitional Assistance, and the Social Security Administrations Ticket to Work Program.