Volunteering at LCE is educational, inspiring, technically challenging,
and I enjoy every moment I spend with the clients, the staff, and the
pro bono attorneys. It is truly the best "job" I've ever had.
Growing up, Nina Faulk-Knight often wondered why her mother spent so much time volunteering at church organizations in her community after working all day at her full-time job. Both her mother and grandmother spent countless hours helping at community events, homeless shelters and with organizations around New York and North Carolina. But as Nina came of age, she also came to realize the importance and value of donating time to one’s community and other worthwhile causes.
After college, Nina's career path took her to United Airlines, then to several different Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Centers across the U.S. She worked as an IT Specialist and Healthcare Implementation Manager for 35 years. Right after retirement, Nina was offered a job overseas, in Amman, Jordan working for the Jordanian Health Ministry. There Nina helped convert their paper health records to digital. It was an exciting and culturally enlightening experience for Nina.
Once she settled back down in maryland, Nina began volunteering in her community--at church, with veterans’ programs, as a community emergency responder, mentoring children and working in adult literacy.
OIn 2010 Nina found the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE), and began volunteering with their Pro Bono Project. Through this unique project, LCE partners with attorneys at dozens of law firms throughout Washingotn, D.C. to provide vulnerable seniors with free legal help.
Nina works as a liaison between the lawyers and the clients, making sure both sides have what they need to keep legal issues moving toward resolution. She has worked to improve dated computer processes and helped make the case-tracking system more user friendly and efficient.
“I love the interaction with our low-income senior clients. They're so excited that people are taking the time to help them,” Nina said. “Volunteering at LCE is educational, inspiring, technically challenging, and I enjoy every moment I spend with the clients, the staff, and the
pro bono attorneys. It is truly the best 'job' I've ever had.”
Nina is a self-described tech junkie. Much of her spare time is spent helping other seniors with online technology, mobile devices or creating websites for friends. Nina has traveled all over the U.S., parts of the Middle East and Africa. Her fiancé Ralph will be joining her on the cruise!