Skoufis honors Monroe resident as part of Women’s History Month

Monroe. Educator Nina Giordani was recognized for her teaching, volunteerism, and activism.

Monroe /
| 27 Mar 2024 | 11:25

State Senator James Skoufis (D-42) hosted his inaugural Women’s Recognition Night on Friday, March 22, in Middletown at Tapped Craft Beer and Restaurant. According to his office, this event was “an opportunity to honor and uplift the women of Orange County.”

Among the women he recognized that night was Monroe resident Nina Giordani, a teacher in the Washingtonville Central School District. Giordani teachers finance and business. She also helps to fundraise and spread awareness about cancer through the school’s Spike Out Cancer fundraiser. She has used her own cancer experience to spark her activism and volunteerism, providing a fine example for her students in Washingtonville.

The other two women recognized during the event were Jill Walkins of Middletown, who runs the nonprofit Wilkins Ministries International, and Niki Halwani of New Windsor, who wrote a book highlighting a rare genetic disorder that results in hearing loss among children.

“I was honored to have the opportunity to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of three powerful Orange County women, who have worked so hard to benefit their communities,” said Skoufis. “It is through work such as this that a society grows great, and I am grateful for their work and example. Thank you to Jill, Niki, Payton, and Nina for going above and beyond!”