Jeanne Bowman works part time with Carlo Rossi as an Independent Child Advocate for Social Advocates for Youth in contract with the Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area.  Formerly, she worked at the IDEA-funded Region 6 Parent Technical Assistance Center for the Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in the western states and Pacific entities.  In her more than a decade with Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center, Jeanne was a parent advisor, trainer, Early Start program manager, support group leader, and IEP clinic facilitator.  As a member of the local special education community advisory committee, she was part of the team that created Sonoma Counties Independent Child Advocate Alternative Dispute Resolution program. Jeanne also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for youth in the foster care system.