Born and raised in Freeland, PA, Nina graduated from MMI Preparatory School in 2001 and attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she graduated cum laude in 2005 with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Media Studies, with minors in Spanish and Philosophy. She also earned her Master’s of Public Administration degree from Marywood University where she was President of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society, and was recipient of the Walton Medal of Excellence for her performance in public administration and strategic planning.
Nina began her career as a Counselor/Advocate, serving victims of violent crime and their families. She specialized in working with families who have lost a loved one to homicide as well as victims of sexual abuse and their families, specifically child victims. She also served as the agency’s only Spanish-speaking counselor for a number of years.
Nina currently serves as the Vice President of Resource Development for the United Way of Wyoming Valley, where she is charged with developing and executing the United Way’s annual campaign. She is also responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with major donors and has recently started to rebuild the agency’s planned giving program.
Previously, Nina held positions as the Director of Alumni Affairs at her alma mater, MMI Preparatory School, and as Director of Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, and Special Events at The Commonwealth Medical College.
Nina is a trained Lean & Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Rutgers School of Business, and has served as the keynote speaker for two of her alma maters: MMI Preparatory School and Marywood University. She coached the MMI Preparatory School’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams for four years and volunteers for the charitable efforts of the Dr. Jennifer Sidari Hope is Contagious Fund.