From leading a team in the office to leading a team on the football field, Nikki Whitehead proves that she can take charge in any situation.

Nikki joined the ReEmployAbility team in late 2014. She started out as a Placement Coordinator for the Transition2Work team and quickly climbed the ranks. She now spearheads a team of five placement coordinators.

While she spends most of her free time with her 6-year-old son, Sean, she also enjoys spending time going head to head on the field for an all woman’s semi-pro tackle football team.

Donning the #87 jersey, Nikki plays Defense Corner for The Tampa Bay Inferno. Though this is her first year, she has been able to show her leadership skills and is the only rookie captain on the team.

Nikki is no stranger to playing tackle football. She played on the Powder Puff team during her senior year at Durant High School.

“To have the company support me during this journey in playing football, has been awesome,” Nikki said. “To see my co-workers in the stands, cheering me on is a great feeling. It’s exciting to know that not only am I part of a great team, but I am also part of a great company that supports me. It’s very rewarding.”

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