Bonnie Michelman has extensive leadership and security management experience in diverse industries. She currently is the Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Security Consultant for Partners Healthcare Inc., an organization comprising 13 hospitals, hundreds of offsite facilities, and a workforce over 100,000. She oversees a licensed Police Department in this role among other departments. She was formerly a senior executive at First Security Services Corporation (now Securitas) overseeing Security for 60 diverse operations and Assistant Vice President for General Services/Operations at Newton Wellesley Hospital managing 16 operational and support departments.
Bonnie is on the Board of Directors and Past President for the International Security Management Association (ISMA). Bonnie served as President in 2001 of ASIS-International, a 40,000-person organization, Chairman of the Board in 2002, and Foundation President from 2003-2005. She currently sits on two ASIS councils and was co-creator of The Mentorship Program. She is Past President (2008 and 1995) as well as Chairman of the Board of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). She has been an Instructor at Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice in the Graduate and Undergraduate program for over 20 years. Bonnie is on the Regional Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and chairs their National Security Committee. Under Bonnie’s direction, MGH won the Lindberg Bell Award for the nation’s finest healthcare security program in 1999 and 2007 among numerous other awards and recognitions. She was appointed in 2010 by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), holding that position until 2015 and chairs the DHS Faith Based Security Advisory Committee. Bonnie has held many leadership positions nationally, internationally and Bonnie lectures and consults on areas of healthcare security, workplace violence, hate crimes, active shooter training, domestic violence, risk assessment/management, disaster planning, leadership and communications. She has many publications in various journals on safety, security, leadership and management. She also does significant work in Executive Coaching, Management Engineering and Strategic Planning.
Bonnie has an MBA, and MS in Criminal Justice and a BA in Government and Sociology. She holds her CPP and CHPA certifications.