Olena began her career in public service at the age of 14. Her experience includes administration in both the public and private sectors and community outreach. She currently works for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, advocating for equity in healthcare services.
Olena attended CUNY Baruch, where she received her degree in business operations and was elected as the Secretary of GLASS, the LGBTQ Community group. Olena then received her MBA from American University and is finalizing a degree in Social Work.
Olena Nicks serves as 1st Lieutenant of the Uniondale Fire Department and vice president of the Uniondale Public Library Board. Olena also holds a trustee position on the Uniondale Community Council board. She is also the founder and CEO of a non-profit assisting individuals with mental health challenges.
Her core values include hard work, transparency, and service to the community. While residents are experiencing turmoil, Olena seeks a future that promotes small and local businesses, supports our first responders and union workers, and provides open communication of all resident's needs.