Nicole Attong, LMHC
Director of FIU Embrace
Nicole Attong is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with children, youth, and families in the human services field in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Ms. Attong graduated with an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and has spent her career working for underserved populations. She has served in leadership positions in both the child welfare and mental health and substance abuse systems in Miami-Dade County, and was also the Executive Director for the Community Based Care Alliance. Nicole has experience in capacity building, implementing evidence based practices, and convening solution focused groups of providers, stakeholders, and constituents around social justice issues.
Ms. Attong has also served as the Project Director for the evaluation of the child-welfare system in the Southern Region, and two federally funded systems of care grants in Miami. Currently, Ms. Attong serves on two national workgroups aimed at improving the mental health and well-being of children, youth, and families. She is a member of the Community Based Care Alliance Board, the Humana Behavioral Health Practitioner Advisory Panel for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Center of Excellence, the Commission on Disability Issues and Florida Independent Living Council.