Nina is a national public speaker who is passionate about guiding individuals and communities towards understanding, peace, fulfillment, self-awareness, and personal and societal transformation through educational and inspirational courses, presentations, programs, and retreats for diverse audiences. Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry at Fordham University, Nina possesses a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago and education certification in alcohol and drug counseling from Villanova University. She is a Pennsylvania Board Certified Recovery Specialist.
Nina is the creator and facilitator of the popular We Thirst series (Christian Reflections on Addiction), a comprehensive educational and inspirational retreat program. Nina is also the founder and executive director of AFIRE™ (Active Faith Implementing Relief in the Epidemic), a nonprofit, faith-based movement. Nina has also self-authored and taught several theology / spirituality courses for Villanova University. Nina Marie Corona is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization, CatholicSpeakers.com. She is also an approved facilitator for the Matt Talbot Retreat Movement.
Nina is a member of NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals) and was a panelist for the association’s webinar series on The Spirituality of Addiction. Nina’s other memberships include: The Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, and the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
A trained and experienced artist, when not teaching, presenting, or writing (you may read her reflections HERE), Nina utilizes her artistic gifts in painting, drawing, and sculpting to express herself and the experiences that have brought both joy and pain to her life. You may view some of her artwork HERE.
Nina resides in Bethlehem Pennsylvania with her husband Mark and has two adult daughters and one grandson.