The First Impact traffic safety program is provided by ThinkFirst. ThinkFirst's mission to prevent traumatic injuries uses programs like First Impact to educate parents and provide tools to monitor, coach, and support new teen drivers. Contact our dedicated ThinkFirst team for more information.

Parents,
You are the First Impact! To learn more about how to keep teens safe while driving, or to locate or request a program near you, contact us below.

Our Dedicated Team

Tiffany Bowman, MSW

Director

Tiffany Bowman, MSW

Bio

Tiffany Bowman, MSW, joined ThinkFirst in 2020. Prior to that she worked in harm reduction related to opioid misuse as well as substance prevention. Her background and experience include providing technical assistance for clean indoor air policies to campuses and communities around the state of Missouri, grant project oversight and management and substance harm reduction related to high-risk drinking on college campuses. Bowman has a BS from Missouri State University in Psychology and received her MSW from Mizzou. Her career has been dedicated to public health and safety.

bowmants@health.missouri.edu

Penny Lorenz Anderson

Assistant Director

Penny Lorenz Anderson

Bio

Penny has been with ThinkFirst Missouri since 1985. She currently directs the Community/Corporate Traffic Safety Program, School Assembly Program and Traffic Offenders Program in addition to recruiting and training new VIP speakers. 
More About Penny
lorenzp@health.missouri.edu

Deana Dothage

Health Educator; First Impact Director Parent Education Program

Deana Dothage

Bio

Deana Dothage (Doe-Hage) is the First Impact Director of Parent Education Programs, a traffic safety program of the University of Missouri’s ThinkFirst chapter. In this role, Deana is responsible for recruiting and training facilitators to present the First Impact GDL education program for parents of new drivers statewide. Deana has a BS in Administration of Justice - Policing Option from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Her career experience includes law enforcement, insurance claims and agency and church office management. Previously, Deana worked at a Regional Planning Commission, where she developed a transportation referral service known as MO RIDES. Under her leadership, MO RIDES expanded from a regional pilot program to one that currently serves the residents of all Missouri Counties.

dothaged@health.missouri.edu

Business & Grant Manager

Business & Grant Manager

Becky Lenon

Bio

Becky Lenon joined ThinkFirst Missouri as the Business Office and Grant Manager in April 2018. Her background with Missouri Department of Transportation brings several years of professional experience with grant contracts, budget balancing and distributions. She served as a spokesperson for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety through MoDOT, a ThinkFirst partner in Highway Safety. Becky owned and operated a weekly newspaper in Macon County, Missouri for over 16 years. In addition to her duties as office manager, she will also be assisting with the monthly ThinkFirst Missouri Traffic Offender’s Program at University Hospital.

lenonr@health.missouri.edu