Nicola Norman

Nicola- Headshot.png

Community Programs Coordinator


nnorman [at]

Nicola Norman is a catalyst, facilitator, and community programs coordinator at The Institute for Integrative Health. Her background is in nutritional science from the HBCU and official national treasure Morgan State University, where she began organizing initiatives and cofounded her alma maters' first organic community garden. Her principal role at the Institute is coordinating the proliferation and dissemination of the Mission Thrive program model and youth program Mission Thrive Summer (MTS), a 5-week immersive integrative health program serving rising 9th graders through the components of farming, cooking workshops, community service, and leadership development. She also conducts experiential culinary education workshops to medical students and other direct service professionals through the Institute’s Culinary Health and Medicine Program the first initiative of its kind incorporating nutrition as part of the core curriculum in a Western medical school. She is particularly interested in providing space and services to communities that have been historically excluded in contributing to program development for public health solutions, best practices, and healthy outcomes.