The Kimberly Center would like to introduce you to our team. We feel our support professionals consists of the most compassionate, educated and qualified people to help you succeed in ongoing recovery.
Tom Mouracade, Founder
He desires to help bring those suffering in the darkness into the light as he experienced for himself. Tom sees the light in every man and woman. But, he says, during active addiction, that light is very dim.Tom’s philosophy is that, “the light cannot be extinguished, and we build on that"
Thomas Mouracade, the owner of The Kimberly Center, believes his own experience in treatment since 2001 has rewarded him with the knowledge and understanding to help others find freedom from active addiction to drugs and alcohol. With his passion and zest for recovery from this horrid disease, he envisioned overseeing such a center designed to focus on restoring the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being of the alcoholic and those chemically dependent, and their family.
Dr. Peggy Mouracade, MD, FACP, FASN, FAAFRM
Dr. Mouracade has been a part of the medical community of Fort Myers, Florida since 1997. It was no surprise that she chose medicine as a profession in that she was immersed in this world growing up in West Virginia.
After practicing medicine for close to 15 years, it became quite apparent to Peggy that after years of taking care of patients with chronic disease that they would greatly benefit from a holistic, integrative approach in terms of treating the “whole person” and not just the disease entity.
She is an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Father John Howard
John was born to Victor and Elaine Howard in Charleston, WV, on August 1st, 1960. He was the youngest boy in a family of six children. He was raised into a struggling middle class family where he was taught that God, the Orthodox Church and family were of primary importance.
John has used his gifts and opportunities in a variety of other ways to help benefit the community.
For 8 years he chaired and coordinated a free cardiovascular screening event that assessed close to 5,000 people and discovered many serious and life-threatening diseases.
He has also been an active supporter of the IOCC (International Christian Orthodox Charities), the OCN (Orthodox Christian Network), the OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship), St. Jude’s Cancer Research Hospital, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Children’s Cancer Network.
Matt Prueter, Compliance Officer
In his position he ensures that we are abiding by all local, state and federal regulations in the management of our properties, as we provide the best quality care possible for our Residents. Matt has been rendering services and encouragement to others as they search out their own path to sobriety, for five years now.
Matt’s service for other’s began with his eight and a half years of service in the US Navy as a Hull Technician second class petty officer, where he learned to pay attention to detail while working on nuclear systems. He also worked several maintenance positions building and honing his skill set to provide the best environment of care possible for our resident’s in recovery.
My command is this “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
Alexandria Thompson, CRPS
Alexandria Thompson joined The Kimberly Center team in April of 2018. She practices person-centered planning and she utilizes kindness and generosity to listen intently.
She chose to pursue training in recovery to assist peers in making sustainable changes in their lives through compassion and education. *Fun fact* She was a contestant on Fear Factor.
Celine is a catch-all at the Kimberly Center. She was born in Boulder Colorado, spent 10 years in Missoula Montana and ventured to Florida after a winter of -22 Degree weather. She ran her own photography business for 15 years then made a career change into helping people overcome addiction and mental health struggles.
Celine is a mother of a very busy toddler and spends her off days chasing butterflies, napping and riding trains. She is an avid believer in second chances, overcoming mental obstacles and cheerleading others. She holds certifications in Peer Support, Life Coaching and will be a Hypnotherapist by July 2019. Her life motto is 'Be Kind