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Bonnie Reagan – Chair And Executive Committee Chair

Bonnie Reagan was elected ES USA Board Chair in September, 2016.  She did her undergraduate work at Barnard College and Bryn Mawr College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts. She then moved to Portland, Oregon where she attended Reed College for a Master of Arts degree. After teaching for five years, she went to nursing school and eventually to Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, receiving her MD degree.  Bonnie is a retired family physician, as well as a social justice and health advocate.  She is the co-founder and Board President of BRAVO Youth Orchestras, in Portland Oregon. Born in Philadelphia, Bonnie has enjoyed a varied career since moving to Portland in 1968. After working as a high school teacher and nurse practitioner, she went to medical school while raising her children and practiced as a family doctor for 22 years. She was honored as the Oregon Family Physician of the Year in 2010. During her years as a full-time physician, she also worked in the field of ethics and in end-of-life care. She sang in the Choral Arts Ensemble with Roger Doyle for 20 years. Bonnie was the inaugural winner of the Schnitzer Wonder Award, awarded by the Oregon Symphony, which recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to promote a vibrant cultural community in Orgeon. Bonnie has been fortunate enough to travel internationally: volunteering in Thailand and Ukraine, trekking in Nepal and Patagonia, and canoeing in the Canadian Arctic, where she was chased by a grizzly bear.

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