Nicola Brown is the Director of Partnerships for Pearls of Potential. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Social Work from University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Nicola is a trained Infant Mental Health Specialist and a Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator. She has dedicated her career to working with children from ages 0 to 18 and their families. Nicola is specially trained to work with babies, toddlers and preschoolers developing a child-parent relationship. 

Nicola currently works at Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention’s Young Parents Project (YPP) as the Site Coordinator and Supervisor for the 11th Judicial Circuit. YPP is an intensive home visiting program that addresses the complex needs of teen mothers involved in the delinquency and dependency systems and their babies. Nicola has extensive experience working with attachment and trauma clients from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds in addition to experience working in various settings including the children’s home and/ foster care program, community colleges, community based care agencies, community mental health/outpatient centers, juvenile detention centers, psychiatric crisis units and mental health residential programs in South Florida, Georgia and West Sussex, UK.