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 align the structure of NDVC and has worked hard to enhance the current programs as well as work hard to create new programming and resources for the organization.
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. Here she also completed courses toward a teaching credential.
While attending CSU Sacramento, Mrs. Bowman served as a Site Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, Parks and Recreation afterschool and summer programs. Following graduation, Mrs. Bowman served as the Special 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 Office Manager for PMR Fiduciary Services. Here she focused on Human Resources, supervision 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. 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.
New Dawn Vallejo Corporation is the Community Development Corporation of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (FMBC). In 1948, Mrs. Bowman’s grandfather, the late H.J. Morris, was the founding Pastor of FMBC. Mrs. Bowman is proud 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 County Foundation, Urban Awareness USA and the American Society of Administrative Professionals.
Mrs. Bowman is known for her kindness, encouragement and willingness to serve others. She is dedicated to serving youth and families and improving the quality of life for community members.
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN
Born in Sacramento, CA, and raised in Vallejo, CA, Kenyon has become very involved in his community. He attended and graduated from Jesse M. Bethel High School where he developed a sense of what career field he would like to study.
Kenyon prospered while participating in the Willie B. Adkins Scholars Program for 2 years in which he matured as a young professional. He owes much of what he now knows about community service and giving back to the Willie B. Adkins Scholars Program.
Kenyon is currently attending Benedict College in Columbia, SC as a second semester freshman, majoring in Accounting.
When he is not busy with school, Kenyon likes to take pictures, and often helps his mentors at home with graphic designs.
Kenyon joined New Dawn in February 2019 as the Social Media Intern.