TINA.org is a non-profit organization based in Madison, Conn. that uses investigative journalism, education, and advocacy to empower consumers to protect themselves against false advertising and deceptive marketing. TINA.org is independently funded and does not accept any advertising dollars to support its work.
Bonnie Patten, Esq. is Executive Director of truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), a non-profit consumer advocacy organization focused on protecting consumers from false advertising and deceptive marketing. Bonnie provides the overall vision, leadership, and direction to help TINA.org achieve its mission and strategic goals. Her commitment to educating the public about deceptive marketing and fraudulent ads stems from her belief that education is the only viable way to effectively eradicate the market for false ads. Prior to helping found TINA.org, she spent most of the past two decades working as a litigation attorney in New Haven, CT. She earned her J.D. from Boston University and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Bonnie has appeared on NBC, CBS, and CBC, and has been quoted in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Atlantic, The Economist, Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.