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 that has been featured on numerous radio shows and news articles, as well as the USCCB podcast “Made for Love." Nina is also the founder and executive director of AFIRE™ (Active Faith Implementing Relief in the Epidemic), a nonprofit, faith-based movement that has also been featured in the media. Nina has also self-authored and taught several theology / spirituality courses for Villanova University.
Nina Marie Corona is a member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization, CatholicSpeakers.com. She is a lifetime member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities. 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. She is also an approved facilitator for the Matt Talbot Retreat Movement.
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.