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.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over 25 years, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research. Its members have been quoted, interviewed or published over 40,000 times since the program was created in 1992. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated, and may be earmarked exclusively for the use of Project 21.