Senior Program Officer - The Nicholson Foundation

Shannon Ayers is a Senior Program Officer at The Nicholson Foundation. She leads early childhood initiatives at the Foundation and works on projects at the intersection of health and early childhood. She has extensive and varied experience in the early childhood field, spanning from the classroom, to the state Department of Education, to national systems improvement. Before joining the Foundation, she was an Associate Research Professor at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University where she led research, technical assistance, and professional development projects.