Nina Hernandez’s background is in philanthropy and business and program development in the nonprofit sector. She campaigned for large nonprofits in Texas and Montana, such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Dallas. Her Montana roots brought her back to Billings after she and her husband adopted their first child. In Billings she worked as the Executive Director for the American Heart Association, as the Development Director for Youth Dynamics, a children’s behavioral health organization, and as a consultant primarily working with nonprofit boards and executives.
Nina is a strong advocate for equity. She volunteers with organizations and systems serving vulnerable communities. She is currently on the national board of directors for the Association of United Church Educators, serving as the Rocky Mountain representative. She’s an avid reader (with a degree in English from the University of North Texas), and likes skiing, hiking, bicycling, and front-porching with her kids, husband, and dogs.