Bonner is first non-physician elected to AMDA Board

April 24, 2018
Alice Bonner, Ph.D., APRN-GNP, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, is the first nurse practitioner to serve on the AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Board of Directors since the organization opened up its voting membership to advance practice professionals four years ago. Bonner started attending society conferences some 20 years ago. Recently elected as Board Representative–House of Delegates, her track record with the society includes experience as a speaker, educator, author in JAMDA and Caring, chapter member, state delegate and volunteer. “Geriatrics and the care of older adults has always been a team sport, even before accountable care organizations and other models,” she said. “The society is demonstrating ongoing leadership regarding the importance of interprofessional teams by having advanced practitioners on the board and recognizing the values that different disciplines bring to the organization.” Before serving in her current role, Bonner was deputy associate regional administrator for the Northeast region and director of the division of nursing homes in Baltimore for the Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.