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Dr. Nicole Better Green is an author and educator. She started her career as a school counselor in 1994 and has worked as a student services professional for the Maryland public school system for the past thirty years. She acquired her doctoral degree from George Mason University in 2010 in Higher Education with a focus on teaching and administration. She enjoys teaching and mentoring the next generation of leaders who want to inspire our youth. 

Dr. Green is a long-time mentor and advocate for youth and young adults. She has developed several mentoring programs, specifically for girls ages 5 – 18 years old to enhance their academic, social, emotional, and leadership development. She is also the author of two books: "My Truth: Testimony of a Teen Mom" and "Take Courage: A Story of Hope and Healing." Both books are inspiring stories about surmounting overwhelming circumstances. She is also a poet, and has written a collection of poetry called, “The Heart of a Better Woman.”

Our Team.

The Department of Service and Civic Innovation was established by the Serving Every Region Through Vocational Exploration (SERVE) Act of 2023 to promote service and volunteerism in the state of Maryland.  Inspiration Nation is a proud host partner for the inaugural year.  Meet our 2023-2024 members. 

Isaiah Fitzhugh

Digital Media Manager

Emily O'Connell

Mentoring Coordinator 

Nicolas Pascarella

Digital Media Specialist 

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