Nina has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings experience from the private sector, nonprofit agencies, the federal government, and the military in addressing family needs. Nina is the proud mother of three grown children and a grandmother to two. She has personal experience navigating the special education system as she helped her own child obtain the support and services she needed. Nina has worked with adoptive, foster and kinship families over the years providing support, information, and guidance as they work to help their children be successful. She has additional expertise in trauma, parenting education and grief. Nina is passionate about working with families and children and believes in a strength-based approach.