Meet the Board Members of Uniquely Nico!

Team members

Everyone knows that sometimes it takes a village to make sure that everything goes as planned. This is our wonderful village.


Medical Director

Tonia serves as the Medical Director for Uniquely Nico. She has worked in healthcare in Northwest Indiana since 1991 and began working as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2009. She's trained in functional medicine and helps us view our health and wellness with a more natural approach. Tonia has her own experiences with Autism with family members of her own. We love that she has a realistic approach and keeps us laughing with her sense of humor. Sensing her big & soft heart, Nico has affectionately called her Gramma Tonia from day one. We love having Tonia on the Uniquely Nico team and are fortunate that she supports our mission!

Bob & Becca

Co-founders and President

We are Bob & Becca, Nico's parents. Several years ago, we saw a void in the special needs community. The sense of community was lacking, leaving us feeling isolated and lost after receiving Nico's Autism diagnosis. Over the years, we've met many wonderful people, therapists, and practitioners that have been vital to Nico's success. We wanted to share these resources with other families. After having to leave many parties, parks, and playdates due to overstimulation, we wanted to create a sensory friendly, nonjudgmental environment for Nico and kids like him to play freely and just be kids, while their parents can socialize and meet others in similar life situations~ creating a supportive village. These reasons resulted in the creation of the nonprofit, Uniquely Nico! We love seeing the ripple effect that's happened in the past two years since its birth!! We raise money to host fun playdates and award scholarships to help with costly out of pocket insurance costs. We love creating long lasting memories with other special needs families!