On March 21, 2018, Mrs. Bowman began her service as the Executive Director for New Dawn Vallejo Corporation. Since her arrival, Mrs. Bowman has been able to improve the structure of NDVC and has worked hard to increase the organizations impact as well enhance the programming to help improve even more lives.
Mrs. Bowman was born and reared in Vallejo, CA. She relocated to Sacramento, CA to attend California State University Sacramento where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in English. She is currently a graduate student at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA, pursuing her Executive Masters in Public Administration.
While attending CSU Sacramento, Mrs. Bowman served as a Site Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, Parks and Recreation after school and summer programs as well as a Student Assistant in the EEOC/ADA sector of the California State Controller’s Office. Following graduation, Mrs. Bowman served as a Project Coordinator for New Faze Development in Sacramento, CA with a focus on accounting and real estate coordination. She also served as an Architectural Assistant for Stantec Architecture in Sacramento, CA.
In 2008 Mrs. Bowman relocated to Vallejo, CA where she served as the Business Operations Manager for PMR Fiduciary Services. Here she focused on human resources, management and accounting. In 2011, Mrs. Bowman began her tenure with Better Business Bureau Serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California as the Executive Support Director/Deputy Executive Director. Here she focused on managing and executing a range of special projects on behalf of the President/CEO to ensure the efficient achievement of projected outcomes while fostering high levels of collaboration and information to transfer among the project participants and manage the impact of any subsequent changes and improvements.
Mrs. Bowman has 20 years of experience developing, implementing and managing programs as well as coordinating youth programming in both the Vallejo and Sacramento areas. Her experience includes non-profit management, program and project management, finance, HR, IT and administration.
In 1948, Mrs. Bowman’s grandfather, the late Reverend H.J. Morris, was the founding Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Vallejo, CA. Mrs. Bowman is proud to have returned to “her City” to continue serving in the footsteps of her grandfather and continuing his legacy.
As a product of Vallejo, CA, Mrs. Bowman, returned to Vallejo with a mission to get involved in her community and find ways to help improve her city. Through various organizations she has volunteered her time and talents in order to assist others. Mrs. Bowman currently serves as the President of the Greater Vallejo Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. which is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. She also serves as a member of the NAACP, Solano County Black Chamber of Commerce, NAMI, Solano Community Foundation, Urban Awareness USA, and the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Bowman is known for her passion, drive, and willingness to serve others. She is dedicated to serving youth and families and helping to improve the quality of life for members of her community. Through the work of New Dawn Vallejo Corporation, she hopes to make a significant impact on her community, otherwise known as “her family-at-large”.
Mrs. Bowman’s favorite quote:
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mrs. Bowman is the proud wife of Terrell Bowman, and mother to Aubri, Alivia and Terrell, Jr. She is also the proud daughter of Robert Banks and Patricia (Morris) Banks.