SAM Advisory Board

Bonnie Michelman

Bonnie S. Michelman has extensive security management and leadership experience in diverse industries. She currently is the Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. She also serves as the Security Consultant for Partners Healthcare, which comprises nine hospitals. She was formally District Manager at First Security Services overseeing 60 diverse operations and 1,200 people, Boston, Massachusetts, Assistant Vice President for General Services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Massachusetts managing 16 departments and in corporate security management at Data General Corporation, Westboro, Massachusetts.

Bonnie currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). She served as President of IAHSS in 2008 and 1995. IAHSS awarded the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Police, Security and Outside Services Department under Bonnie’s direction the Lindberg Bell Award in 1999 and 2007. This is awarded to the finest healthcare security program nationally. Bonnie served as President in 2001 of ASIS-International, a 38,000-person organization, Chairman of the Board in 2002, and Foundation President from 2003-2005. She is an Instructor at Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice in the Graduate and Undergraduate program since 1988. Bonnie is on the Regional Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). She was the 2007 award recipient of “Campus Safety Director of the Year”.

Bonnie is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA). Bonnie has an MBA from Bentley College, an MS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and a BA in Government and Sociology from Clark University. She is an International Certified Instructor in “Management of Aggressive Behavior” (MOAB®) and does significant work in the areas of security management, workplace violence, hate crimes, domestic violence, cultural diversity, and risk assessment. She also serves as an expert in negligent or inadequate security litigation. She lectures and consults internationally and has over 60 publications in various journals on safety, security and management.