Board Member; Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Alumna of foster care.
Nico'Lee Biddle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Throughout her career so far, she has worked as a clinical psychotherapist with children and families whose lives have been impacted by the child welfare system. She currently works as a supervisor at A Second Chance, Inc, a kinship foster care organization based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In her role, she leads a team of both caseworkers and therapists who provide critical support to children in kinship foster families to enable them to thrive.
Nico'Lee is a speaker and trainer in the fields of trauma and child welfare policy. Her speaking experience includes both panel and individual engagements focused on foster care and specifically the opioid epidemic. She has presented at the Pennsylvania Statewide Permanency Conference, the Pennsylvania Interagency Conference, Georgetown University, and at various events sponsored by Casey Family Programs. Her topics include traumatic brain development, understanding and working with birth parents, engaging foster youth, and transforming child welfare policy.
Nico'Lee is also a voice for change in the present movement on improving foster care. She is a former council member of the National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council, a participant in Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day, and is an active member of FosterClub and Foster Care Alumni of America. Nico'Lee has written opinion pieces that have been published in the Chronicle of Social Change, Fostering Families Today, and Teen Vogue. She enjoys using her lived experience in conjunction with her professional experience to help children and families find places of safety, healing, and hope.