Dr. Nicole M. Francis, Ed.D.

Dr. Francis serves as President and CEO of Visionary Policy Institute (VPI), an organizational leadership

and change management firm specializing in Government Contract Program Management, minority

programs and human service program initiatives. Under her leadership, VPI has provided numerous

Government and Non-Governmental organizations with business strategy and process management

consultancy. She is also a proposal and technical writer and has assisted clients with procuring investment

capital for various business projects.


Dr. Nicole M. Francis served as the Program Manager for Smart Global Solutions (SGS), LLC,(JV):

NASA Research and Education Support Services (NRESS). Here she managed the NASA Headquarters

Consolidated Contract in Washington, DC and Arlington VA; a $145.9 million, 8(A)/GSA Minority

Business Contact to provide scientific and educational technical support to NASA Headquarters Mission

Directorates. Projects that she has managed include work on the International Space Station (ISS)

Education/Science laboratories, NASA’s Educator Astronaut Program, the Earth and Space Science

Mission Directorates and in NASA’s Education and Aeronautics Mission Directorates to name a few.


Dr. Francis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Towson University, a Master of

Education in Special Education from Coppin State University, and a Doctorate of Education in Child,

Youth and Human Services from Nova Southeastern University with a specialization in Management of

Human Service Organizations and Bio-Sociology. She is also a published author of numerous scientific

and academic articles and her most recent book: A Journey to Womenhood: Poems from a Girl Grown

Up Too Soon, a book of poetry and essays. She is a proud mother and resides in the Washington, DC

metropolitan area.

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