Our Fearless Leaders
Meet Our Directors
Executive Director/Certified Teacher
Nichole Bergam is the Executive Director of Children FIRST Therapy. She is a certified teacher with a Reading major and an Early Childhood Education minor from Eastern Washington University. Nichole has been a part of the Children FIRST Therapy for over 10 years. She has been an Early Childhood Teacher for 15 Years. Her passions are toddlers and nurturing family relationships.
Nichole was a student teacher in a first grade classroom and has taught in ECEAP and kindergarten in the Central Valley School District. She has expanded her education with several graduate courses in Special Education, Conscious Discipline and regularly attends additional training in the field.
Nichole enjoys spending time with her family. She has been married to her high school sweet heart for 25 years. Her and her husband enjoy the outdoors and traveling. She has two adult sons and is a huge dog lover. Nichole is an avid yard-saler.
Director of Finance
Diane Saggau has been part of the Children FIRST Therapy program since 1999. She has her BS in Business Management and over 25 years' experience in business and finance. Diane is also the Executive Chair on the Spokane County Inter-Agency Coordinating Counsel working with other providers in Spokane County in the decision making processes for our birth to three community.
As the parent of a child with disabilities, Diane brings added compassion to her work with families and is able to directly relate to the challenges they are facing.