Nicole McKoy, MSW

Chief of Staff

Nicole McKoy serves as the Chief of Staff at The Core Collective at Saint Vincent, where she leads strategic operations with a welcoming and inclusive touch. Nicole is dedicated to embedding a community development perspective into the organization’s culture, harmonizing effortlessly with their transformative mission of making well-being the standard for St. Louis. Throughout this journey, she upholds a steadfast commitment to the healing and advancement of the youth they serve.

A proud alumna of The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in Saint Louis, Nicole’s fervor for community development ignited during her graduate studies. Her unwavering focus on addressing the impacts of disparate housing practices on Saint Louis neighborhoods has been a driving force in her career. Nicole proudly calls Saint Louis home and advocates ardently for affordable housing and the revitalization of communities.

Before joining The Core Collective, Nicole served as the Divisional Social Services Assets Manager at The Salvation Army, overseeing affordable housing development and programs centered on homelessness prevention.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Nicole finds joy in the company of her cherished dog-babies, King Louis and Shuggasmack Candyapple. During her leisure time, she can be found immersed in her hobbies of cooking and shopping or taking moments for prayer and reflection. Nicole is more than a Chief of Staff; she’s a community enthusiast with a heart devoted to positive change, fostering healing and well-being at every step.

With open hearts and unwavering commitment, we work to create a haven of compassion where every young soul finds comfort and support, our community thrives, and a brighter future blossoms for all.