National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy


Bob Bowen

Bob Bowen has worked with and for people affected by developmental disabilities since 1974. After working as a houseparent in a group home and a caseworker supporting people in supported living and supported employment services, Mr. Bowen worked as a senior executive in human service organizations in four different states.  He has work experience ranging from neo-natal intensive care to geriatric services for people impacted by developmental disabilities, and has led the closure of a public ICF/MR, provided technical assistance in rate setting methodologies in two states, and served on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations.  In addition, he has worked in psychiatric hospitals, group homes, and a juvenile detention center.  He was first certified as a Mandt System trainer in 1980, and joined the National Training Faculty of David Mandt and Associates in 2000. He became the CEO of the company in 2002. 
 
Mr. Bowen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He has also done graduate work at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries in Elkhart, Indiana, Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and the University of Phoenix. He has been an adjunct instructor at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio and Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. In addition, he has presented numerous workshops on topics such as positive behavior support, the effects of trauma on behavior, organizational culture change, and person directed planning in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. 


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