We are proud to have these experienced instructors on our team.
President and Founder
Mr. Bowen has extensive experience providing exam review and fundamental health and safety courses. He is committed to ensuring you receive the highest quality instruction and are well prepared after the course. His support extends well beyond the dates of instruction.
Ms. Eubanks is a former OSHA compliance officer with expertise as a safety and health consultant working with a variety of industries including health care, manufacturing, and government agencies. She has several years experience teaching for Bowen EHS, the SC Chapter of National Safety Council, and Midlands Technical College.
Mr. Supples has over 30 years of experience in occupational safety, IH, and quality improvement. He is the founder of Applied Improvement Technologies, LLC with clients representing aerospace manufacturing, service sector, and consumer products. Mr. Supples' goal is to create "defining learning moments" for Bowen EHS clients in a way that they say "wow, that was cool!"
Mr. Pate has over 5 years of environmental health and safety experience in academic, research and healthcare settings in both the public and private sector. Mr. Pate's EHS experience has ranged from from collection and management of radioactive, chemical, and biologic waste streams for a major research university to management of a comprehensive EHS program for a large multi-facility health system. Mr. Pate has been responsible for the development and delivery of a variety of EHS training topics, and his goal is to assist Bowen EHS clients in achieving their professional development goals. Outside of work, Mr. Pate enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and is working towards completion of a Doctorate in Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Mr. Edens has over 20 years of EHS experience in manufacturing and construction. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) with a Master of Science in Public Health. Mr. Edens founded Edens EHS in 2013, a company that provides the support necessary for companies to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Mr. Rusch is currently a Health & Safety Manager at the Birchwood Power Facility, a 242-MW Coal Fired Unit in King George, VA. He received his MS in Industrial Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati, preceded by a BS in Industrial Hygiene at Clarkson University. He obtained both the CIH and CSP certifications in 2012 and has practiced Industrial Hygiene and Safety for nearly 10 years. After graduate school he joined the GE leadership program for young EHS professionals. After two rotations, one in nuclear fuel manufacturing and one in aero-derivative gas turbine manufacturing, he took a position in the power generation industry. When the Operations and Maintenance contract to the site was sold, he joined, and is currently employed by NAES Corporation.
Ms. Firari has 16 years of occupational health nursing experience and is a long standing American Heart Association CPR/AED Healthcare and Heartsaver instructor. She has successfully created and implemented a number of AED programs. Her experience has ranged from consulting for a variety of businesses through an occupational medicine clinic to establishing and running in-house industrial based occupational health programs.
Dr. Gurumurthy Ramachandran is a Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. where he has conducted research in various areas relating to human exposure assessment in occupational and non-occupational settings. His research has included the development of robust occupational exposure assessment strategies for a variety of airborne contaminants. He has pioneered the use of novel Bayesian statistical methods that synthesize exposure models, monitoring data, and probabilistic expert judgment. He has been at the forefront of research in occupational hygiene decision-making, and developing mathematical methods for exposure modeling and analyzing occupational measurements.