Nicole Rice has been with us since our founding, and is one of our veteran team members. She is a certified medical-surgical registered nurse who has recently received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree with an emphasis in Health Systems Leadership from the University of San Diego. Her newest role is as a member of the Island County Community Health Advisory Board where she works towards health equity and addressing socioeconomic barriers to care. She has also established a nursing initiative that is focused on empowering and mentoring nursing students and nurses in American Samoa. Nicole is also a licensed minister and has worked in various departments within the ministry as a Sunday School teacher, events organizer, choir member, and praise dancer. She is a loyal wife who enjoys family time, loving on her beautiful dogs, reading, and sharing the gospel with others. Although she prefers to take on a more behind-the-scenes role, Nicole is excited to share her testimonies and experiences with the women of Heels & Confidence.