Years of Experience: 15+ years
Areas of Expertise: Compliance and Culture Change
Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator. Carmen was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool, authored the background papers for and facilitated both Creating Home national symposiums sponsored by CMS and the Pioneer Network. She facilitated the Pioneer Network Task Forces that developed the new Dining Practice Standards and subsequent Toolkit. She serves on the Pioneer Network Policy committee which meets with CMS Division of Nursing Homes quarterly.
She co-authored The Power of Language to Create Culture, Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life, and facilitated the first Surplus Safety Symposium. Carmen has a Master's degree in Healthcare Systems, a Bachelor's in Social Work and German, is a Certified Eden Associate and Eden Mentor, Certified Validation Worker, Group Practitioner and recently Presenter. She co-founded the Colorado Culture Change Coalition, and with Action Pact has authored eight culture change workbooks plus hosts a monthly web culture change talk show called Conversations with Carmen.
Currently she is writing her ninth book for Health Professions Press Changing Culture with Little Worry about Money or Regulation.