Nikia Bye is the Founder and Executive Director of Trusted Parents and serves as the Program Coordinator of Family Support Network™ of Trusted Parents. Nikia has over 16 years’ experience working with and for families of children and adults living with disabilities. Her educational background includes two Bachelors of Arts degrees from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, one in Psychology and the other in Religious Studies. She is a graduate of the Disability Rights Council of North Carolina Partners in Policymaking, a disability advocacy training program. She actively serves as a board member of the Black Alumni Chapter at UNCC. She co-pastors Built on Faith Ministries with her husband of 20 years. She resides in Charlotte with her husband and three beautiful children, one of whom has autism.