"Susie" Nichols has been a member of the KFAC executive team, providing clinical leadership, since the center opened in 2012. In addition to establishing clinical standards and overseeing all direct service staff and client programming, Dr. Nichols oversees all KFAC operations, writes grants and participates in research at the center.
Dr. Nichols has over 20 years of experience in the field of autism intervention. She has worked as a self-contained special education teacher and interventionist in local school districts. Susie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has served children with autism in both home and center-based programs. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Texas Woman's University and her Master's and PhD, from the University of North Texas, in the area of Special Education/Autism Intervention. Dr. Nichols is a member of several professional organizations and has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the department of Special Education at UNT.
Susie grew up in Chicago and has lived in the DFW area since 1998. She is married, and has two fun-loving children. She likes to spend her free time playing outside with her kids, shopping, dining out with her husband, and attending large family gatherings.