Merritt Island

Amy Dean, Caseworker Assistant

Amy joined Heart of Adoptions Inc.  in January 2016 in our Merritt Island office.  Prior to this she was an Adoption Assistant for another Florida adoption agency for 8 years.  She works closely with birth mothers handling their day-to-day needs, monitoring their medical care and overall well-being. She graduated from Rockledge High School and has an AA degree from Brevard Community College.  Amy has 3 children and uses her experiences as both an adoptee and an adoptive parents to serve and support our clients.  She brings with her a wealth of knowledge.  Amy's prior employment includes: Aggressive Constructors, General Nutrition Center, Fern Creek Elementary, and Interlachen Pediatrics.

Amy Nickerson, Adoption Caseworker

Amy Nickerson joined Heart of Adoptions in June 2018 as an Adoption Caseworker. She works closely with the birth mothers handling their day-to-day needs, monitoring medical care and overall well-being. She also conducts home studies and post placement supervision. Her prior experience is 10 years in the child welfare system as a child protective investigator, senior child protective investigator and dependency case manager in both Florida and Massachusetts. She has two children adopted internationally from Guatemala and is herself an adoptee.

Amy graduated from University of Massachusetts Boston  in 1999 with a B.S. in Psychology and in 2000 with a M.A. Certification in Forensic Services. She is currently enrolled at University of Massachusetts Boston obtaining a master’s level Addiction Counselor Education Program (ACEP) certificate.