Meet Our Staff


Nicole Lonero

Associate Director & Senior Grant Writer
Hometown: Andover, MA

Pronouns : she / her / hers

Nicole has several years of grant writing experience for human services and nonprofit organizations. She is passionate about health, mental health, environment protection, and sustainability, and social services. Prior to working within the nonprofit sector, Nicole worked for films/television/documentaries as a coordinator and producer for more than eight years in Colorado and Los Angeles.

Nicole earned her BA in Communications from Elon University with a minor in Psychology. She has volunteered on multiple organic farms in Maui, Kauai, Massachusetts, and Habitat for Humanity in Cambodia.

Aside from grant writing, Nicole enjoys working on her creative writing projects, traveling, cooking, organic gardening, hiking, biking, and spending lots of quality time with her Old English Sheepdog, Rupert.

What is your hidden talent?

I am secretly really good at parallel parking, but only when no one is watching.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

An ellipsis because it can take the sentence in a new direction.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

When the sentence calls for an object pronoun but people use "and I" instead of "and me."

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Sitting in a comfy nook with a pile of magazines and a cup of tea. Or spending time outside hiking, biking, or just walking somewhere beautiful in nature.

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