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Bonnie Inserra

Bonnie Inserra has worked relentlessly on behalf of a multitude of charitable organizations, filling many different roles as Board member, fundraiser, facilitator and often, caregiver. She is an angel within her community. Bonnie possesses an ability to find people’s strengths, which helps guide innovative conversation and forward progress with whomever she might be engaging at the time. Bonnie believes in the power of collective intelligence.

Most people never discover their purpose in life, yet if you know Bonnie, you quickly realize that she in fact, has discovered hers. She has a definite aim, vision and purpose, no matter what the result may be. She is an ardent proponent and champion for medical research. Bonnie is especially knowledgeable in the fields of diabetes and cancer.

Bonnie’s son Lawrence, is a 22-year cancer survivor due to the diligence of a mother. Her commitment to the Diabetes Research Institute began after her daughter Lindsey was diagnosed with a difficult to manage form of type 1 diabetes, 19 years ago at the age of 11. Due to Bonnie’s tireless pursuit of a revolutionary medical treatment to save her child’s life, Lindsey has directly benefited from groundbreaking research and development which allowed her to be the first child in the world to use the MiniMed Intraperitoneal Implanted Pump.

In addition to her role as Vice Chair of the DRI Foundation’s National Board, Bonnie also serves on their National Board’s Executive Committee. She is a member of the Foundation’s Northeast Board, and its Executive Committee, and acts as the current co-chair for the Foundation’s annual DREAMS in the City fundraiser in New York. The event has raised more than $7 million to date for this cure focused research.

She also currently sits on the Board of Converge Biotech, Hackensack University Medical Center’s Special Events Committee and The Colleen Giblin Foundation which supports childhood neurological and cancer research. Bonnie has had the distinguished honor of being that foundation’s first recipient of their “Woman of the Millennium Award”.

Bonnie’s greatest honor however, is her role as representative and staunch supporter of the Inserra Family Foundation, where she can directly affect change in the lives of others. Bonnie has committed her life to the pursuit of peace, health and purpose for so many. She is an inspiration.


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