Maghan Bowman Earns ANCOR's Board of Representatives Co-Chair
on Monday, April 10, 2023
EPI's Quality Improvement & Outcomes Director, Maghan Bowman, has been elected as American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)'s Board of Representatives co-chair.
For over 50 years, ANCOR has been a leading advocate for the critical role service providers play in enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a national nonprofit trade association, ANCOR represents 1,600+ organizations employing more than a half-million professionals who together serve more than a million individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
The Board of Representatives consists of state leaders, up to three community provider staff per state. The co-chair becomes elected by majority votes cast by members. This is a three-year term election, with re-election available after.
As an ANCOR Board of Representatives co-chair, Maghan will help with facilitating the board's core objectives - serving as a communication liaison with ANCOR members across the nation, share state initiatives, provide updates and insight with other like community providers, participate in ongoing "State Share" environmental scan, assisting ANCOR with current advocacy efforts on a grassroots level, primarily with U.S. Congress.
Bowman's first involvement with ANCOR began in 2015 attending a conference with EPI. In 2019, she became a member on their Board of Representatives.
"I am grateful and humbled to get to learn from the best in the service industry. Not only does co-chairing allow me the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, but it gives EPI the opportunity to hear firsthand what's working for other states and utilize these ideas to help shape services in Iowa," shared Maghan Bowman.
"We are excited to have a member of our team, like Maghan, represent EPI and its mission of connecting people, creating opportunities, and nurturing growth to a network this large who is known for their advocacy efforts in improving the lives of people with differing abilities," said Katie Slade, EPI's Executive Director.