Brynn Bowman

Brynn Bowman, MPA

As Chief Executive Officer of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), Brynn Bowman presides over the organizational and content strategy that serves more than 1,700 CAPC member health care organizations, including over 70,000 clinicians and administrators. Ms. Bowman, previously CAPC Chief Strategy Officer, succeeds Diane E. Meier, MD.

Ms. Bowman is a nationally recognized leader in scaling practice and culture change in health care delivery for people with serious illness. An expert in palliative care education, she specializes in health care leadership; palliative care business and financing; palliative care program design; palliative care education for nonpalliative care specialists; and palliative care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work has been instrumental in the development of clinician engagement and education strategies to equip the U.S. health care workforce with the skills needed to care for patients with serious illness, and their families.

Ms. Bowman was a 2020/2021 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, where she served with the Senate Finance Committee. She has co-chaired three of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness workshops focused on workforce and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2016, she won the Brandon Hall Group Silver Excellence in Learning Award for Best Use of Mobile Learning: CAPC Online Curriculum.

Ms. Bowman has served on a number of advisory groups, including the C-TAC Summit Development Committee and Moonshot; the Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the American College of Surgeons Geriatric Surgery Verification Program; Aquifer palliative care curriculum development for medical students; and the Serious Illness Care Program Implementation Collaborative. In 2018–19, Ms. Bowman led a consensus process to grow the field of pediatric palliative care that codified a road map of priority actions and led to the development of a national coordinating pediatric palliative care task force. In 2021-22, Ms. Bowman was co-investigator for CAPC’s health equity initiative to identify opportunities to improve the quality of care for Black patients with serious illness.

Ms. Bowman has characterized palliative care clinical education for nonpalliative care specialists in multiple peer-reviewed publications, including Health Affairs, the Journal of Palliative Medicine, and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, among others. She has coauthored multiple CAPC publications, including Palliative Care in the Home: A Guide to Program Design (2016) and The Case for Communication Skills Training.

Formerly vice president of education at CAPC, Ms. Bowman was responsible for developing CAPC’s online clinical training curriculum and a wide range of technical assistance that has garnered nearly a million course completions by one hundred thousand clinicians nationwide.

Prior to joining CAPC in 2013, Ms. Bowman served as strategy director at LevelUp, a technology company specializing in mobile payment and small-business marketing. Ms. Bowman graduated from Harvard College in 2008 with an AB in biological studies and received her MPA from New York University in 2017.

Brynn Bowman lives in New York City.

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