Cynthia B. Wilson, Ph.D., CFLE (Executive Director)

Dr. Cynthia Wilson joined the Florida Center for Prevention Research as Executive Director in February 2019. In addition to her role at FCPR, she also serves on the teaching faculty in the Department of Family and Child Sciences at Florida State University. Dr. Wilson has served in academia since 2010, having formerly taught at Baylor University and the University of Montevallo prior to joining the faculty of FSU in 2017. She also served in ministry in local churches in the areas of children, youth, and families for 15 years. Prior to her careers in academia and ministry, she served in project management in environmental consulting, assisting with the management of multi-million dollar projects with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Since then, she has also managed state and federal projects, including a U.S.D.A. Child Nutrition Program and a state-funded pre-kindergarten program in Alabama. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Family & Child Sciences and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Family Relations from Florida State University. Dr. Wilson is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and has experience delivering a variety of community-based family life education programs, primarily in the areas of parenting, human sexuality, and relationship education.


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.