Eustis, FL:  Lake Technical College is Florida’s only public post-secondary conversion charter technical college. Lake Tech is sponsored by the Lake County School District but governed by a nine member Board of Directors. The governing board is comprised of business and industry professionals from sectors representing the training programs offered by the college. These sectors include representation from public safety, healthcare, information technology, business, manufacturing, and transportation.

Lake Technical College is proud to announce its newest Charter Board member, Ms. Bonnie J Onofre, MSN, RN, NEA-BC. Ms. Onofre currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at South Lake Hospital and Assistant Vice-President for Orlando Health.  In this role, Bonnie oversees the development and implementation of strategic planning processes for nursing across the hospital’s continuum of care.  Before joining Orlando Health, she served in various leadership roles throughout her nursing career and had adjunct faculty positions teaching in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania.  Before relocating to Florida, Bonnie was also a volunteer Board member at several non-profit organizations.  Her experiences in both academic and health care related positions has helped to guide her vision of community partnerships to meet growing workforce needs within healthcare and the business community.

Bonnie earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing from Alfred University, a Master’s Degree with a Clinical Nurse Specialist focus from Syracuse University, and a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Binghamton University, all in New York State.

Bonnie is a member of the American Nurses Association and is Board Certified as Nurse Executive Advance by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  “We are honored to have such an experienced healthcare professional join the Lake Technical College Charter Board of Directors. She will represent the healthcare industry as she provides vital workforce information in governance of Lake Tech”, said LTC’s Executive Director, Ms. DeAnna Thomas.

Lake Technical College is a public, post-secondary institution that offers high quality training for over 30 career and technical programs, as well as, adult education classes for GED and ESOL. The main campus is located at 2001 Kurt St., Eustis. The Institute of Public Safety is located at 1565 Lane Park Cutoff, Tavares. Visit the website, or call (352) 589-2250 for more information.

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