Nina is passionate about guiding individuals and communities towards peace, fulfillment, self-awareness, and personal and societal transformation through educational and inspirational courses, presentations, programs, and retreats for people of all ages, faiths, and professions. Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry at Fordham University, Nina possesses a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago (2016), and she also completed Villanova University's Alcohol & Drug Counseling program (2013). Because of her desire to understand the current epidemic of addiction and the role of spirituality in addiction, as well as her aspiration to raise awareness, educate, reduce stigma, and bring healing and hope to society, Nina earned her certification as a Pennsylvania Board Certified Recovery Specialist (2014).
Prior to her studies at Fordham and Loyola, Nina also studied graduate theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and LaSalle University (both in the Philadelphia area). Her undergraduate studies included two years of theology at DeSales University, and Nina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in studio arts from Muhlenberg College (2013). A trained and experienced artist, when not teaching, presenting, or writing, 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.
Nina is a part time faculty adjunct instructor at Villanova University where she teaches theology and spirituality. Nina is a member of 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. She 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 is an approved speaker for the Allentown Catholic Diocese in Pennsylvania. She resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with her husband Mark and has two adult daughters and one grandson.