Vice President of Public Safety
As the inaugural Vice President of Public Safety for the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Catrina Bonus oversees the daily operations of Security, Security Infrastructure, Emergency Management and Parking and Transportation. Her priority is to develop and implement robust safety and security solutions designed to protect UMMC’s team members, medical staff, patients, visitors and property. This includes ambulatory practice locations, office buildings and parking garages.
Catrina retired from the United States Secret Service (USSS) with over 26 years of federal law enforcement experience. She began her career with the USSS in September 1996, and progressed steadily through the ranks, holding leadership positions with several government branches. As the first female deputy chief in Uniformed Division history, Catrina oversaw a diverse workforce of more than 700 law enforcement professionals and led the strategic development, implementation and management of security policies and daily operations for the White House Complex. Catrina also oversaw the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Secret Service training facility and managed a $51 million annual budget that supported agency priorities, facility enhancements, staffing, technology improvements, business opportunities, and strategic planning.
Catrina graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, VA, where she also earned a Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice. She is a graduate of the National Defense University, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, where she earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy with an Ethics Concentration. Catrina also participated in the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program at American University.
Catrina is the President and Executive Director of Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) as well as for the WIFLE Foundation, where she supports and advocates for all women in federal law enforcement. She is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, ASIS International, and Maryland Hospital Association.