NIKKI DONNELLY, BOARD MEMBER
Nikki is a special education teacher, adjunct faculty for a private University, and a Program Specialist for preschool/ kindergarten autism programs. She is one of three children, with the youngest sibling being an adult with autism and intellectual disability. Robby has guided her career path and passion for advocacy for people with autism and special needs. Her career allows an outlet for her passion to facilitate the availability of quality, inclusive experiences. Watching her brother grow from a non-verbal, self-injurious child to a well-functioning, independent adult inspires her to help other families. Her brother currently lives with her and she manages his care while balancing a professional and personal life.
Nikki enjoys snowboarding, hiking and backpacking. Most weekends she can be found in the Central Sierra Mountains and each summer is highlighted with a week-long backpack through Yosemite National Park.