Bonnie is the newest member of the Melville Charitable Trust and is oversees the Trust’s strategic communications.
Bonnie has worked at the intersection of media social change for 20 years. Prior to joining the Trust, Bonnie served as the Director of Communications for Keshet, where she launched their communications department and helped grow a small local organization into a national nonprofit focused on creating a fully inclusive Jewish community for LGBTQ Jews. Bonnie served as the editorial coordinator for outreach campaigns for several PBS series and as a freelancer worked as a researcher, associate producer, and sound recorder for documentary films such as Renewal and Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School. She served on the program advisory committee for the elder services organization, FriendshipWorks, was a writing coach for high school students at the Posse Foundation, mentors bilingual immigrant women on the path to becoming medical interpreters through Found in Translation, and runs the Anson Street Community Garden in Boston.
Bonnie graduated from Tufts University with a dual degree in International Relations and Women’s Studies, received a certificate in non-fiction writing from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and a Masters degree in Media and Philanthropy from Suffolk University where she received the Waterston Fellowship, sponsored by actor Sam Waterston.