Amy Nicholas

Senior Project Director & Technical Assistance Specialist

With over a decade of experience as a technical assistance provider, Amy has participated in numerous state and national initiatives aimed at building and sustaining high-quality systems of service for young children with disabilities and their families. The majority of her work in this role has focused on advancing knowledge and creating helpful products/resources for states to use in the development and enhancement of early childhood data systems, including increasing program capacity to collect, analyze, and use data on child and family outcomes. She also brings skills and expertise to the AnLar team related to family-professional partnerships, screening and assessment practices, workforce development, and stakeholder engagement.

Prior to working in the technical assistance world, Amy spent 5 years as a university-level teacher preparation faculty member and taught for 8 years as an infant/toddler, preschool, and elementary special education teacher in Maryland and North Carolina. She has a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Maryland at College Park, a M.Ed. in Special Education-Learning Disabilities from North Carolina State University, and a B.S. in Biology from Towson University.

Amy lives with her family in Pinehurst, NC and can be found picking up stray dogs whenever possible. (Seriously, she carries a spare leash and treats in the car with her at all times.) She volunteers with a local canine rescue organization where she puts her dog whisperer skills to even more good use. When she’s not working or volunteering, Amy can be found playing in the dirt with her daughter, experimenting with a new fitness class (that she’ll end up quitting after three attempts), or trying to convince herself that she likes gardening.

Our Team

AllDesignFederalData Systems & SupportResearch & EvaluationTechnical AssistanceOperations

Aaron Petrillo

Director of Federal Initiatives

Amanda Davis

Project Manager

Amelia Barter

Business Development Coordinator

Amy Nicholas

Senior Project Director & Technical Assistance Specialist

Angelique Williams

Technical Assistance & Data Management Analyst

Anthony Garofano

Chief Creative Officer

Ashley Garrison

Accounting Specialist
Audrey Ward

Audrey Ward

Project Manager

Becki Stenger

Senior Designer

Casey Archer

Research Analyst

Cat Warner-Griffin

Senior Research Scientist

Corin Collier

Technical Assistance Program Analyst

Dina Shehata

Technical Assistance Team Coordinator & Project Manager

Emily Bytheway

Quality Analyst

Emily Kelly

Director of Operations and Culture Czar

Gary Harmon

Senior Project Director, Special Education Content & Data Expert

Jayne James

Senior Technical Assistance Specialist

Jennifer Howell

Senior Project Director

Jessica Carroll

Help Desk Support Specialist

John Babb

Senior Developer

Juliet Namazzi

Help Desk Support Specialist

Kate Grannemann

Project Manager & Technical Assistance Specialist

Kathi Gillaspy

Director of Technical Assistance

Ken Friedli

Chief Financial Officer

Kimberly Mitman

Senior Technical Lead, Senior Database Architect

Laura Holian

Director of Research

Lindsay Dusard

Program Associate

Mia Leland

Senior Program Analyst

Michelle Bloom

Program Analyst

Monica Yudron

Senior Technical Assistance Specialist & Research Scientist

Pearson Barlow

Senior Technical Lead

Rosemary Collins

Senior Program Analyst

Sarah Criscuolo

Project Manager

Sarah Geldart

Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Tara Adam

Tara Adam

Program Associate

Tate Gould

Company's Computer Guy (and the CEO)

Tiffanie Owens

Director of Data Systems & Support

Tikesha Cephas

Finance and Operations Specialist