Dr. Connie Sobon Sensor has been an active member of many professional communities. She served on the Board of Directors for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) where she was the Secretary from 2011 to 2013. She most recently completed a four-year term as the appointed liaison to the United Nations for Sigma, where the organization has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. In her UN Liaison role, Dr. Sobon Sensor elevated Sigma to a prominent presence and changed how nurses are perceived to include greater emphasis on disease prevention, health promotion, and capacity for involvement in health policy development and decision-making to advance global health. She co-facilitated the first DPI Chat Series focused on SDGs 3 and 5 (2016), was special rapporteur for health and well-being sessions during the Intergenerational Dialogues NGO Conference (2017), worked on the sub-committee drafting the Civil Society Conference Outcomes Document (2019) and was on the NGO Conference Workshop planning sub-committee (2018). She helped plan and present Sigma’s parallel events for the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) since 2016. She is a member of CSW-NY, the League of Women Voters, the Coalition for Global Citizenship 2030, and the UN NGO Major Group. She is the President of the Northeastern Chapter of the Transcultural Nursing Society. She was formerly Secretary for Region 3 of the NJ State Nurses Association and was appointed National Public Policy Workgroup member and regional Public Policy Advisor for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) where she promoted the organization’s public policy agenda & empowered chapter members to influence policy development related critical care nursing and health.
Connie now represents civil society as an Advisor to the UN Global NGO Executive Committee in a secretarial role.
Connie is a professor at Rutgers University. She earned a BS in Nursing from New Jersey City University, an MS in Clinical Management with a focus in Transcultural Nursing from Kean University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Research and Theory Development from Seton Hall University. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Leadership in Global Health, and her research about health-related beliefs, practices, and experiences of migrant populations.