Sheila R. Bonito, PhD, is Professor at the University of the Philippines Open University. She served as Chair of Disaster Preparedness Committee of the Philippine Nurses Association from 2010-2015. She has published modules, case studies, journal articles and advocacy materials on emergency and disaster management. She is a resource person in emergency and disaster nursing training programs at the Philippine Nurses Association and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center. She is an active member of the Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network organized by the World Health Organization Western Pacific and Southeast Asian regions. She is an Editor of The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific (2017).