Bonnie was born in Washington, DC to a pediatrician Mother and engineer Father. She grew up in Alexandria where she and her family lived on a farm. Horses were her first passion and she rode throughout her life. The last 16 years of her career in DC Government was as a health policy analyst and developing Medicaid programs in DC agencies. She is a keen traveler and has been to over 30 countries and lived both in Jamaica, W.I and London, England. For the majority of her career, Bonnie has been very involved with adults and children with disabilities and their families. She has been an Executive Director of several agencies both in the UK and USA. A lifelong Democrat she has worked on many campaigns and worked as an advocate on Capitol Hill for a national organization. She lives in Washington, DC.