Alice Bonner has been a nurse practitioner for over 30 years. She is currently Adjunct Faculty and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing CAPABLE Program, and Senior Advisor for Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Dr. Bonner received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1979, a BSN from Columbia University in 1981, an MSN from University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 1989 and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing in 2008.
From 2015-2019, Bonner served as Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Bonner served as Director of the Division of Nursing Homes in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, MD. Her research interests include home and community-based programs, nursing home quality, nursing workforce development, preventing and ending elder mistreatment, and preventing and ending homelessness for older adults.