Taryn Bowe is a Research Associate within the Disability and Aging program area. She is committed to finding effective ways to communicate complex policies, program initiatives, and concepts to consumers, families, providers, and other members of the public. She is currently involved in Maine’s Direct Service Workers Training Program, where she is the lead curriculum writer for a series of web-based trainings designed to prepare personal and home-care assistance workers for entry-level positions. She has also designed and developed plain-language trainings and materials for Transition Coordinators working in Maine's Homeward Bound program and for a state-wide educational campaign on Alternatives to Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship.
Taryn is particularly interested in connecting with adults receiving or providing long term support services and distilling their experiences into key points and common themes state leaders and program managers can use to better understand and improve programs and policies. Recent stakeholder engagement work includes leading and facilitating a Parent Communication Group composed of parents and guardians of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and interviewing and profiling consumers participating in Maine's Homeward Bound program and receiving Home and Community-Based Services.
Taryn graduated from Bowdoin College with degrees in Neuroscience and Religion and earned a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern Maine.