Nicole Hood is the Program Coordinator for the SmileMobile, working to connect patients to dental care in communities lacking access to care. Working closely with the SmileMobile Program Manager gives her opportunities to showcase her organizational and creative problem-solving skills while exploring ideas to revolutionize oral healthcare. Previously, Nicole worked with Delta Dental of Washington to build the initial DentistLink Pilot, a tool focused on connecting individuals on Medicaid with dental care. She has cross-functional experience in organizational roles such as creating and working in the role of Registrar for a local Fashion Academy, running an independent clothing alterations business from home, and working in IT Purchasing and Asset Management for the Port of Seattle and Amazon. With experience in corporate, public, small business, creative, and nonprofit settings, she understands the need for citizens of all backgrounds to have access to quality healthcare.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from George Fox University. She has also earned a Certificate of Mastery in Fashion Design and Construction from New York Fashion Academy. In her non-work hours, she is planning dinner parties, investing in her local community as a church deacon, reading several books at a time, and continuing to work on her independent fashion designs.