Raised in Brooklyn, Inna Vernikov is a small business owner and a practicing lawyer. Inna grew up as one of three children in a family of Ukrainian immigrants, being taught the value of integrity and hard work by her mother, a bookkeeper, and her father, a businessman.
As a business owner and attorney, Inna has overcome adversity and has always been there for the people. Supporting local schools and education, Inna has volunteered her time participating in “Career Day” for public school students, advising and inspiring classes of middle schoolers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Inna volunteered her time at the local Masbia Soup Kitchen and donated meals to law enforcement officers at the New York City Police Department’s 61st precinct in Brooklyn, as well as essential workers at Staten Island University Hospital.
Faced with the persistent failure of government on local issues and local communities, Inna began getting involved in politics and government. Inna joined the campaign of former Senator David Storobin, was Special Assistant to former Assemblyman Dov Hikind, and spent her time registering voters on the street with the United Jewish Voters Alliance, while simultaneously running her business.
Inna currently helps mobilize assistance to those in need throughout the 48th City Council District, and has received recognition for the results of her work. She is a board member and Women’s Committee Chair for Americans Against Antisemitism and a Chair at Legion Self Defense, an organization providing self-defense and active shooter training. Inna has been nominated for the Jewish Week’s “36 under 36” award, and has received a Congressional acknowledgement for Business Development and Excellent Legal Services, a New York State Senate Certificate of Merit for providing outstanding services to the community, an Attorney of the Year Award in Sheepshead Bay, a City Council acknowledgement sponsored by Councilman Chaim M. Deutsch, and a Congressional Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to The Community. Inna was published in the Algemeiner, The Forward, and InTouch.