A native of Northampton, Massachusetts, Nickl earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and management from Simmons College, an MBA from Boston College and her PhD from the University of Antwerp.
For more than 25 years, the South Bay has been home for Nickl and her husband Tom, along with their three daughters, two of whom were born at Providence Little Company of Mary — so her volunteer service is indeed rooted within family.
In her spare time, she enjoys horses, skiing and sailing.
What motivated your desire to give back?
I started in the health care field, and it has always been at my core to make sure that medical institutes thrive and survive.
Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?
Because of my interest in health care and my belief in what PLCM is doing for the community.