Thomas A. Bowermeister (Executive Director)

Tommy Bowermeister, MSED, MSNS, MAS, has been involved in managing projects for many years. He has worked in the Aerospace Industry for over 30 years and recently served as the program developer in a FL Department of Education project to identify gaps between the aerospace industry's needs and FL aerospace graduate's knowledge and skills. He also assisted with a 2003 project to identify the impact of the 9/11 attack and the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy on Florida's aviation and aerospace industries. He assisted Dr. Waters in the certification training program for Florida's funeral home and cemetery auditors. He was the 2005 project manager responsible for providing the FL State Working Group on Domestic Preparedness Training Committee with recommendations for creating a state-wide information system that will track all-hazard response personnel readiness. He is currently managing the FL Agency for Health Care Administration's Medicaid Reform Information, Training and Evaluation Program.


Steven G. Brooks (Deputy Director)

Steven G. Brooks is the Deputy Director and Project Manager for the Florida Center for Prevention Research in the Institute of Science and Public Affairs at Florida State University. He had managed numerous social and health projects for the Florida Department of Health and Department of Children and Families, Office of Drug Control and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. He had also served as principal investigator on contracts and grants supporting Agency for Health Care Administration, Department of Juvenile Justice, and University of Miami. Prior to co-founding the Center, Mr. Brooks served as a career officer in the United States Army. He holds an MBA and MS in Instructional Systems Design degrees.


Richard L. Howell (Project Manager)

Richard L. Howell is a Project Manger for FCPR. He has managed numerous social and health related projects involving the Florida Department of Health, Department of Children and Families and Florida State University. Prior to joining FCPR in 1999, Mr. Howell served as a career officer in the United States Army. He holds an MS in Marketing Communications.