About: Ninetta Violante

Ninetta Adorn Violante is currently the Captain of Support Services with the City of Decatur Fire Department. She has been with the department for almost 15 years. Her job entails managing the EMS program, operational support, public relations, logistics, communications, assisting with administrative and budget performance, and liason work, both inter and intra deparmentally. Along with multiple certifications from fire and EMS training, Violante holds other credentials. She has her masters in public health policy from Emory's Rollins School of Public health. She completed a masters thesis and her undergraduate thesis paper from Emory is published. She is a certified personal trainer and graduated second in her class as platoon sergeant from the United States Marine's Officer Candidate School. She is half Italian and half German. She has traveled to almost all 50 states and to over 17 countries, living in some for extended periods of time. She is very close with her family, who are all amazing cooks and in the restaurant business. Ninetta and her partner, Leigh, are advocates for the special needs community, especially for her son, Gavin, who has Down syndrome/T21. She lives in the City of Decatur and can often be seen with coffee in hand, picking up dinner at Oakhurst Market, and at the local dog parks with their two black dogs.

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