Richard Bowie, M.S. – Director of Operations
Our 25 plus year Director of Operations all as a volunteer is Richard Bowie M.S. He is a founder and advocated for improving SAR not just in Maine but anywhere that a new idea can help missing and lost, injured etc. As a former medic, and graduate studies in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, he can work with many disciplines to further our mission.
Dr. Robert Bowie, M.D. – Director of Medicine
Doc Bowie is the voluntary Medical Director for DEEMI. He works on improving the medical care delivered in remote rescue and SAR, as he is also an Emergency Physician and Medical Director for eleven EMS services.
Chris Rowley – Director of Imagery Operations and Analysis
Chris Rowley began volunteering with DEEMI in 2008 when tragedy struck his family. As always DEEMI stepped up and provided long term search support which inspired Chris to join their cause. His decades of experience as a defense imagery intelligence analyst fit well with DEEMI’s reconnaissance operation, and before long Chris was working as one of DEEMI’s primary imagery analysts. Since then Chris has provided support to a number of missions and even helped to improve DEEMI’s imagery collection and analysis processes overall.
Gary Soucy – Fixed wing pilot and Imaging Section Leader
Gary Soucy of Brewer is Chief Pilot of our fixed wing aircraft. He is a long time DEEMI volunteer, shown above with the donated twin engine Grumman Cougar. He is also a professional photographer who often does our imagery, too.
Paul Wheeler (deceased) and Phil Flagg – Huey Helicopter Leaders
Anchors of our Huey Helicopter system. They are both decorated Vietnam Veterans, but will never tell you – lesson in Humility. They care for our Hueys doing our missions.
Vinal Applebee, PE – Remote pilot and UAS Section Leader
Being a third generation private pilot and aircraft owner, Vinal has an affinity for things that fly. He also has a zeal for helping people in a time of need or crisis. Combining these two passions with his 7-year unmanned aircraft experience, volunteering for DEEMI made a lot of sense.
Dan Warner – HMMWV Section Leader
Dan is our HMMWV section leader.
Simon Lowther – Information Technology and R&D Specialist
As a senior leader in IT management and computer networking at Athena Health, Simon volunteers his skill set to keep our computers, servers and similar equipment functional and up to date.