Nancy Vogelson Greene

Nancy is a licensed psychologist, professional writer and independent educational consultant. She has worked in the mental health area since 1986, providing clinical evaluations, treatment referrals and counseling to clients of all ages with various challenges. In 1997, she established her own business, Creative Educational Options, specifically to help parents identify alternative day and residential programs for kids of all ages with a broad range of special needs. Today, in its 24th year of operation, her service provides support to parents devastated by the challenges of their children requiring special attention. Nancy states, “For me, my work is a mission and a passion.”

As a Northeastern student, she was very busy. She served as a dorm counselor for four years; as an advisor to the deans of women, students and liberal arts; as a Student Council rep; as a part-timer in the Public Relations Department; and, of course, as an editor with the Northeastern News.

Her co-op job throughout college was as a reporter for the Courier-Post, a large daily newspaper in southern New Jersey. After graduation she returned to work at the Courier-Post full time. She subsequently did freelance writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Bulletin Sunday Magazines, for the (University of) Pennsylvania Gazette, and for several other publications. In 1974, she moved south for a reporter position with The Miami News.

Nancy says, “When I returned to Philly after my brief Miami stint, I began writing the morning drive newscasts for a CBS owned-and-operated all-news radio station. But my kids were quite small and needy, and so from an interest and practical standpoint, I enrolled in graduate school for a master’s degree in counseling and human relations. It took me six years to complete the program, and shortly afterwards, I was licensed in Pennsylvania as a psychologist. The rest is history marking a very rewarding career that continues.”

She and her husband, Mark, of 46 years have three very grown children and five grandchildren. She happily emphasizes: “We are very fortunate!”

(Nancy Vogelson Greene graduated from Northeastern University in 1971 with a degree in Liberal Arts.)