Francine Bono-Neri, PhD, RN, APRN, PNP

Dr. Francine Bono-Neri is a pediatric nurse practitioner, academic nurse educator, researcher, health policy advocate, and leader of numerous professional organizations. Dr. Bono-Neri served as a Director-at-Large on the Board Of Directors for the American Nurses Association for the state of NY and is the Immediate Past President of the Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She was inducted as an Associate Member into the New York Academy of Medicine, and as a Nurse Leader into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
Dr. Bono-Neri is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 NEF Jane Eleanor Knox Scholarship, was awarded a Legislature Citation for her extraordinary efforts in serving her former hometown community. She was selected as a Graduate Nursing Student Academy participant in the AACN’s Digital Innovators Program and has since served as an invited mentor for other students in the program. Her current and future scholarly work remain close to her passion for pediatrics and academia.
Dr. Bono-Neri is the Co-founder and President of Nurses United Against Human Trafficking, P.A., a professional association created for the sole purpose of abolishing modern-day slavery by educating, equipping, and empowering healthcare
professionals. She is a published author and invited speaker on her research and advocacy efforts surrounding the topics of Human Trafficking; and Infant Safe Sleep, SUID and SIDS.