Jan Nichols came to the Justice Center in 2000. As Chief Technology Officer, Jan wears several hats – simultaneously spearheading the Center’s Internet presence and, at the same time, maintaining a computer network for the Center’s large and diverse staff. Prior to her arrival at the Justice Center, Jan served as Development Director for NC Equity. In her present job, Nichols draws on the varied technical experience she gained working and volunteering in the field of development and communications. Originally from New York City, Jan's background is quite varied, having worked in live theatre as a scenic designer, and lighting and technical director and in television as a lighting director. Jan has a BS from SUNY Binghamton in Theatre, a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in Theatrical Lighting and Technical Production and a Masters of Public Administration from North Carolina State University.