County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.

All throughout 2015, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors and every day passion.

This month’s hero is Alexis Mondella of Queensbury, an emergency room nurse at Glens Falls Hospital.

Alexis has been a nurse at the hospital for the past five years and works hard to take care of her patients, often going above and beyond her required duties.

"She is always putting others before herself and stands up for what she believes is right, even if it isn't the popular thing to do," according to the person who nominated her.

 When Alexis is not at work, she is busy playing with her one-year-old son, out dancing, or working on her new photography hobby. She is also enrolled at Sage Colleges and is pursuing her nurse practitioner's degree.

Click here to see how you can nominate a hero next month, when we're honoring local teachers and educators.