Director of Communications
Nicki Cerniglia was born and raised in Walnut Creek, CA. She received her bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Hospitality/Special Event Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Nicki joined the California Autism Center in 2015 after 10 years in the hospitality industry, most recently as the Director of Sales and General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fresno.
Nicki currently serves as President on the Board of Directors for Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce and previously served four years as an Ambassador for the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. She is an active member of Fig Garden Rotary and a supporter of Fresno Bully Rescue. Nicki brings her passion for community involvement and her extensive experience in customer service, event coordination and marketing to the CAC team.
On a personal note, Nicki enjoys musical theater, baseball, being outdoors (especially at the beach), reading a good book, visiting her family in the Bay Area and spending time with her husband, Matt, and their pit-bull mix, Wilson.