In 2007, Nicholas received his B.S in Clinical/Counseling Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice and went on to receive M.A. in Counseling, graduating in 2010 from Saint Xavier University. Nicholas has worked as a Mental Health Professional within a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program in Chicagoland area and later at an outpatient mental health treatment center, both in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. In 2013, an opportunity opened for a Program Specialist II position within Centene’s IlliniCare Health plan, where he actively engaged in a variety of progressive roles, including Program Specialist II, Clinical Manager of Case Management, and Director of Medical Management. Nicholas is currently a Director of Medical Management Operations at Centene Corporation since October 2019, overseeing care management across the enterprise.