Trish Bowen has over 30 years of experience in the United Sates as a lawyer and business leader in the fields of health care insurance and long-term services and supports for older adults. During her 20 years in the health care insurance industry, Trish developed expertise in corporate governance, health care economics, privacy and security, regulatory affairs, and legislative compliance. After retiring from the health insurance industry, Trish pursued a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Connecticut and assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer at a non-profit provider of residential services for people living with dementia. Throughout her career, Trish devoted many hours of pro bono legal aid to non-profit organizations in the State of Connecticut (USA). She also served on a number of non-profit boards, including as Chair of the board of directors of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, a larger, member-driven organization. Trish is excited to serve on the DAI board as a non-member of DAI with expertise on governance and compliance and a passion for supporting the rights, autonomy and dignity of people diagnosed with dementia.
Trish is currently “semi-retired”. She is an adjunct faculty member of UConn’s Urban Service Track Program, mentoring medical and other clinical students who are committed to providing primary and preventive care to older adults in Connecticut. She also lectures on legal and ethical issues at the Yale School of Nursing and is a volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut.
Trish earned her JD, MSW and graduate certificate in long term health care management from UConn and is currently licensed as an attorney, master of social work and nursing home administrator in Connecticut.