Derek Longmeier, MBA, OCPS , ICPS
Derek Longmeier, MBA, OCPC, ICPS has attained certification from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board as an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant and The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium as an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist. He obtained an MBA from Ohio Dominican University, a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University, and a Certificate in Social Enterprise from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Longmeier has been in the substance abuse prevention field for over 20 years and has presented at local, state, and national trainings throughout the U.S. He served at Drug Free Action Alliance for over 10 years, lastly as the Director of Prevention Services. In 2010 he created The ATOD Prevention Group, a private training and consulting company focused on enhancing community change through education, community-based process, and environmental strategies.
Through the ATOD Prevention Group, he serves as the Executive Director of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Coach for the OhioMHAS’ SPF-PFS initiative, a Community Relations Consultant for Working Partner’s Drug Free Workforce Community Initiative, and an Associate with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT).
Longmeier is a Master Trainer for SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training, certified trainer for SAMHSA’s Prevention Ethics, and conducts training and facilitation on topics, including the Strategic Prevention Framework, Environmental Prevention, Understanding and Working with Millennials, and Social Media. Additionally, he provides consultation in areas such as coalition development and strategic planning.
Longmeier serves on the OhioMHAS Prevention Round Table, Chair of the Policy, Infrastructure and Gaming Industry committee for the Problem Gambling Services Advisory Board, and the Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success Leadership Team.
Prevention and health promotion are not only his profession, but also his passion.