Chaplain Holly Bonner MPA, MSW, MAPCC, CASAC is an award-winning mental health professional, professor, writer, and creator of the informative website, Blind Motherhood. Bonner established her site in 2012, after losing her vision and becoming legally blind. Blind Motherhood’s mission is to demonstrate members of the blind and visually impaired community can parent safely, independently, and effectively. Ms. Bonner holds a master’s degree in public administration from Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) and a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. In May 2019, she graduated with her third master’s degree in pastoral care and counseling from New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). She is currently a candidate for her Doctorate in Ministry (DMIN). With over 20 years of non-profit experience, Bonner currently serves as an undergraduate psychology/public administration professor at Metropolitan College of New York. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Wagner College teaching courses in grant writing and community engagement. In conjunction with her academic duties, Bonner is the Staten Island Borough Coordinator for VISIONS, a non-profit rehabilitation and social service organization whose purpose is to develop and implement programs to assist blind and visually impaired people of all ages to lead independent and active lives. In April 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Chaplain Bonner as his mayoral appointee for the Commission on Civic Engagement. A researcher in the field of disability theology, Bonner's academic writing has been featured in the Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling as well as several other theologically based scholarly publications. She ministers throughout the city with the help of her guide dog, Frances. Contact Chaplain Holly.