Nicole has always been a good listener and a teacher. Growing up, she was known among her family and friends as the go-to person if you had a problem you couldn’t solve. “I was like Lucy from the Peanuts comic strip,” she says.
Nicole didn’t become a psychiatrist, but she did go on to become a successful pharmacist. She graduated from Oregon State University and earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Idaho State University. She moved to the small town of Hood River, Oregon, to work as a clinical pharmacist. In 2012, after 13 years working at a hospital, she left the security of her job to join Randee Bowder in launching myMTMCare.
“Ninety-nine percent of it was luck,” says Nicole. “Randee and I got along right from the start and it’s been full speed ahead ever since.”
As Chief Clinical Officer COO of myMTMCare, Nicole is responsible for developing and implementing medication therapy management (MTM) programs, managing all clinical pharmacy programs, managing and training large teams, collaborating with providers, and facilitating positive changes for patients.
Nicole is highly skilled at aligning the clinical expertise of myMTMCare’s consultant pharmacists with the goals of health plans and patients to attain the best possible outcomes for all. She is dedicated to creating a workplace where people are valued for their time and skills and are empowered to use their knowledge to help patients in a direct, positive way.
“Many pharmacists get their first job and discover that it’s not at all what they expected it would be,” says Nicole. “myMTMCare gives pharmacists the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others. Our pharmacists say they feel like they are making a difference.”
When she is not working, Nicole can be found hiking the trails near her home, paddle boarding in the nearby Columbia River, bicycling rural roads and exploring Mt Hood with her husband, two children and Beagle, Buddy.