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Nicole Palmore, MSW


Nicole K. Palmore is the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing.  Prior to this role, Nicole worked for four years as a Senior Organization and Employee Development Consultant with Human Resources at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Nicole originally joined the University in 2016 after working in learning and development for over 15 years.  Nicole held positions in organizational development with the Department of Transportation and Springfield Hospital Center, and as a Training Director with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. She has also consulted with companies in the non-profit and healthcare industries. 

In her current role, Nicole assesses, designs, and develops initiatives to increase inclusion and equity in the School of Nursing.  Nicole has exceptional facilitation and course design skills. She has designed, developed, and delivered hundreds of courses in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership development, and change management.

Nicole holds a bachelor’s in psychology cum laude from Georgetown University and a master’s in Social Work summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  She completed a master’s certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Most recently, she completed a second master’s certificate in Intercultural Leadership at University of Maryland, Baltimore.   Throughout her career, Nicole has been a trusted business partner to her clients, providing workplace solutions for some of the most challenging problems.