United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Geno Bonetti, an executive healthcare consultant specializing in pre-hospital medicine, rehabilitation and long-term acute care as a member of its Board of Directors.
"Serving on United Spinal's board of directors will allow me to continue my passion for assisting people that suffer devastating life changing injuries by helping to provide resources and information that improve their quality of life," said Bonetti.
"When a spinal cord injury occurs it affects not only the individual, but their entire family support system," added Bonetti.
Bonetti has over 35 years of experience as a healthcare professional. He has worked as a paramedic and therapist as well as holding various executive positions.
"We welcome Geno to United Spinal's board of directors. We're honored to have his insight and expertise to assist our organization in developing strategic partnerships within the field of healthcare and rehabilitation, which much of our growing membership depends on to maintain their quality of life and independence," said James Weisman, United Spinal's president and CEO.
Bonetti is currently the VP of Medical Education for the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society. He also coordinates numerous programs including Physician and Clinical Program Development, Operations and Education at various healthcare institutions.
Bonetti was responsible for delivering the first quick response emergency medicine unit in Pittsburgh, PA and technological advances in rehabilitation such as phrenic pacing, deep brain stimulation, tendon transfers, and functional electrical stimulation/biofeedback for assisted walking programs for neurologically impaired individuals.
Throughout his career he has served in various capacities working in Acute Care Hospitals, Rehabilitation, LTACH, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Orthopedics Sales and Operations.
Bonetti's previous positions include president and CEO at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of San Antonio, Texas and president at NSEW Health where he was responsible for clinical oversight, operations, margin development, new business development, and sales and marketing in various healthcare specialties.
Bonetti earned his Bachelors of Science and Education from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA.
About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.