Project 21 member Nicole Bennett is the executive compliance officer for a group of outpatient mental health centers in Maryland. As an overdose response trainer, she serves on the front lines in efforts to reduce and treat opioid addiction in a predominantly rural area of the state. With more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry, she also serves as a member of the National Advisory Board of the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management.

Active in local politics, she is the chairman of the Charles County Republican Central Committee – the first black woman to lead a such a committee in Maryland history.

Nicole is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.

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