Mr. Bob Boneberg
For his entire life, Bob has been an advocate for human rights and for people whose own voices sometimes are not heard.
After graduating from SUNY Geneseo, Bob worked as a social worker with street gangs in Buffalo, NY. Later, after receiving a M.S.W. from SUNY Buffalo, he worked as a Senior Legislative Assistant for the Buffalo Common Council.
Bob relocated to New York City and received a J.D. from New York Law School. He then served as Chair of the NY State Bar Association, International Law Section, Committee on International Human Rights and was a member of the NY City Bar Association, Committee on International Human Rights. He later was the Pro Bono Partner at Lowenstein Sandler, and was a member of the NJ State Bar Association Pro Bono Committee. Bob also served on the Board and as President of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation.
For several years, Bob served as Chair of the Board of Free the Slaves. He later joined Free the Slaves as Counsel and Senior Advisor, where he focused on eradicating slavery from international supply chains.
Bob serves as the Coordinator of the Slave-Free Community Project. He also is a member of the Steering Committee and Chair of the Slave-Free Commerce Committee of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
Bob's blog on anti-slavery issues can be found on his website www.thelastabolitionist.com.