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Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3564 Departmental Website: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

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Victor K. Wilson is Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Georgia. With almost four decades of experience in higher education administration and student affairs, he has served as a strong advocate for students and student development, particularly the inclusion and success of students from historically underrepresented groups.

Wilson has authored numerous scholarly articles and given presentations on issues of race, ethics, crisis management, and staff development in higher education. He has held leadership roles in several national organizations, including the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). He also serves on several boards including the National Board of Directors for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and on the Boards of Directors for the St. Mary’s Health Care System, Athens Academy, and the Red Cross of Northeast Georgia.

At UGA, Wilson oversees a Student Affairs division of 16 departments and 600 staff members dedicated to enrich student learning and support student development and growth. Wilson received both his bachelor’s degree in Social Work and master’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia.

A trained vocalist, he enjoys music of all types, college football, reading, and has a keen interest in U.S. presidential history.

Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Dean of Students
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774

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Bill McDonald became Dean of Students at UGA in January 2011.  He is known as a strong student advocate who meets with student groups and individual students on a daily basis. 

McDonald supports four departments, including Engagement, Leadership, and Service, the Student Veterans Resource Center, the Tate Student Center (including UGA’s Freedom of Expression Policy), and Student Transitions. Additional responsibilities include advising the Student Government Association, serving as the Chair of the Behavioral Assessment and Response Council, serving as the designated Sexual Assault Appeals Hearing Officer, and the Student Affairs Divisional Liaison to the Campus Ministry Association. McDonald also maintains Graduate Faculty status in the Mary Frances Early College of Education. 

McDonald has 41 years of experience at colleges and universities throughout the southeast. He has held elected and appointed leadership positions within the American College Personnel Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Southern Association of College Student Affairs. Author of dozens of publications in higher education journals with a focus on model partnerships between academic and student affairs, assessing student perceptions of community, building campus community, diversity and inclusion, and ethical decision making. 

Active in community service, McDonald currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Truist. Prior activities include serving on the National Campus Advisory Committee for the College Diabetes Network, as a Clark County Mentor, the Vice Chair of the Athens Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, Deacon at First Baptist Church in Athens, participating and graduating from LEAD Athens and the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. 

McDonald received an Ed.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.A. from Appalachian State University and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

 

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Associate Vice President UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 350A Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3564

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Eric Atkinson serves as an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Georgia. He is responsible for overseeing the departments of Greek Life, Student Conduct, and University Housing.  He is also a member of the University’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC) and co-teaches a First Year Odyssey (FYO) seminar with President Morehead.

Eric received his undergraduate degree from Troy State University in Alabama and earned M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Georgia. He has worked in UGA’s Division of Student Affairs since 1999.

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Associate Vice President UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3564

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As the Associate Vice President for Finance and Risk Management, I work closely with the Vice President and serve as a member of the leadership team for the Division. I am the chief fiscal officer and risk advisor for the Division of Student Affairs. My stewardship responsibilities include fiscal and compliance matters, including financial accounting and reporting; HR/personnel actions; EO compliance; payroll; financial management systems; and fund management (state appropriated, auxiliary operations, student activity fee accounts and UGA Foundation funds). Additionally, I serve on several campus-wide committees: Student Technology Fee Committee, All- Campus Student Fee Allocations, and Major Repair and Rehabilitation (MRR). I also serve as the Division’s Return to Work Coordinator.

I received a B.S. and a M.S. in Accounting from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After working as a C.P.A. in Atlanta for two years, I attended The University of Georgia School of Law, where I received my Juris Doctor. Prior to working in the OVPSA, I worked as a law clerk for a federal district judge in Chattanooga, Tennessee and as an Assistant Director for Legal Affairs in the UGA Office of Legal Affairs.

Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, SA 2025 Plan - Advising Model Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Associate Vice President for Student Well-being and Interim Executive Director of the University Health Center UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774

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Beau Seagraves serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Well-being within the Division of Students Affairs.

In addition to leading the campus-wide Well-being Resources initiative, as associate vice president, Beau directly supervises five departments, including the University Health Center, Student Care and Outreach, Recreational Sports, the Disability Resource Center and University Testing Services.  He serves on the university’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC) and has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Mary Frances Early College of Education.

He previously worked in the residence life departments of Furman University and Presbyterian College before coming to UGA as a doctoral intern in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Since then, he has served the university in a number of roles, including assistant dean for Student Support Services, associate director for Student Conduct, assistant dean of students, and associate dean of students and director of Student Care and Outreach.

Beau is an alumnus of the University of Georgia, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy in counseling and student personnel services. He also holds a Master of Education in counselor education from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Furman University.

Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Sa 2025 Plan - Executive Resource Team Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Initiative Leads Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team, UHC Administration, University Health Center
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Associate Vice President UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens Ga 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3564

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Smith provides strategic leadership to support UGA and the Division of Student Affairs in effectively addressing the needs of UGA’s increasingly diverse student population, championing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the student experience. As associate vice president, he directly supervises three departments within Student Affairs: International Student Life, the Pride Center, and Multicultural Services and Programs. Smith reports directly to the vice president for Student Affairs and serves as a member of the senior administrative and leadership teams for the Division of Student Affairs.

Categories: International Student Life, Multicultural Services and Programs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Senior Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Student Experience
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3564

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Dr. Michele Howard serves as Senior Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Student Experience. She also serves as the co-chair for the Council on the First Year Experience and coordinates the Minor in College Student Affairs Administration for Student Affairs.

Michele earned her Bachelor of Science in mathematics education and Master of Education in student personnel services from the University of South Carolina and her Doctor of Education in leadership studies in higher education from the University of Tennessee. She joined the UGA Student Affairs team in May 2016.

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Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 207 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3028
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1793 Departmental Website: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

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As assistant to the vice president for student affairs, Stan represents and promotes the Division of Student Affairs by increasing its visibility and creating a consistent brand for the Division, provides new and enhanced digital service and content delivery to students, oversees the coordination of division information technology initiatives, and supports the institution’s mission, vision, and goals. He also leads, consults, and advises collaborative division teams in the areas of communications, digital engagement, and information technology to bring together information, leverage technologies, and create a cohesive and creative approach to engaging and serving students digitally.

He is a member of the vice president’s office staff, serves on the leadership team for the division, and is a member of the University’s Core Strategic Communications group. In addition, he provides staff support for various initiatives and division-wide projects, and has served on several campus-wide program design and strategy committees. He also supports the Vice President for Student Affairs with the student conduct appellate process.

Stan’s professional background includes nearly 15 years in university administration and higher education communications, including serving on the staffs of the Division of Student Affairs, the UGA Alumni Association, UGA’s Department of Financial Services and the UGA Griffin Campus. Previous to his work in higher education, he worked for the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, Inlingua International and the Verona International Program.

Stan has previously served on the 1919 Society of the Piedmont Athens Regional Health System, as well as the boards of Hands On Northeast Georgia and the Georgia Children’s Chorus. He is a graduate of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Oconee program and is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2020-2021.

Stan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in higher education administration, both from the University of Georgia. He is currently a PhD candidate in higher education from UGA’s McBee Institute of Higher Education. He and his wife, Angel, live in Watkinsville with their son, Conner, and daughter, Laura Claire. He has been a member of the Student Affairs team since 2013.

Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, SA 2025 Plan - Communications Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Data Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Initiative Leads Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3564 Departmental Website: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Director of the Disability Resource Center UGA Student AffairsDisability Resource Center / University Testing Services
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

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As the Director of the Disability Resource Center, Erin leads the university’s commitment to educate and serve students with disabilities, ensuring equal educational opportunities as required by the ADA and other legislation. The Disability Resource Center works with students to determine appropriate academic accommodations and houses the Test Accommodations Office for onsite classroom testing and Alternative Media Services, which converts required printed material into accessible formats for students with reading disabilities.

Erin has two degrees from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Master of Public Administration and Policy. She spent most of her undergraduate years at UGA as a student disc jockey for the WUOG 90.5 radio station. Erin initially joined the staff of the Disability Resource Center in 2015 as a senior disability services coordinator and has served as director since 2018. Previously, she served more than nine years in Student Affairs at the University of North Georgia Oconee Campus, including seven years working directly with students with disabilities.

Categories: Disability Resource Center, Student Affairs Leadership Team, University Testing Services
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Executive Director of University Housing UGA Student AffairsUniversity Housing
Work Russell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8318

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Kasper brings more than 20 years of experience in University Housing. She previously served as executive director of residential education at the University of South Florida, director of residential education and associate director of University Housing and Dining Services at Oregon State University, and assistant director for residential education at the University of Arizona.

At South Florida, Kasper oversaw the implementation of a residential curriculum that contributed to increase USF’s overall persistence rate to record highs. She also served as interim chief housing officer, supervising facilities, operations and outreach, and budget and finance.

Her professional associations include being elected to serve as Residence Education Director for the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) and past service as co-chair and faculty for the annual ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute, as well as faculty chair for the National Housing Training Institute.

Kasper earned her Master of Education in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont and her bachelor of science in public relations with a minor in broadcasting from Northern Michigan University.

Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Executive Resource Team Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Director for Student Conduct UGA Student AffairsStudent Conduct
Work 247 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1131

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Barrett Malone serves as Director for the Office of Student Conduct and is responsible for planning, implementation, evaluation and oversight of the University’s student conduct system. The Office of Student Conduct receives all complaints regarding possible infractions of conduct regulations; schedules all University judicial hearings; coordinates and monitors all appeals; maintains student disciplinary records; and recruits, trains, and advises the University Judiciary.

A two-time graduate of UGA, Barrett received his B.B.A. from the Terry College of Business and earned his J.D. from The University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to assuming his current role, Barrett worked in the sports communications office of the University of Georgia Athletic Association, and after graduating from law school, entered the private practice of law for several years before returning to his alma mater.

Categories: Student Affairs Leadership Team, Student Conduct
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Director of Student Veterans Resource Center UGA Student AffairsStudent Veterans Resource Center
Work Phone: 706-542-9692

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Jon is the Director of the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) and has been in this position since July, 2021. He is a retired Army officer and a veteran of four combat tours in the Middle East plus operational deployments in Panama, Japan and South Korea. Jon is also a retired K-12 educator in the state of Alabama with service as a high school teacher, an assistant principal, a career and technical education director and as a superintendent.

Jon holds a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of North Georgia, a master’s of adult education from Kansas State University, and a doctorate of education from Auburn University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the National Defense University.

As the SVRC Director, Jon serves as the faculty sponsor of the UGA Student Veterans Association and Chair Elect of the national Council on Military Transition to Education.

Categories: Office of the Dean of Students, Student Affairs Leadership Team, Student Veterans Resource Center
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Director of Greek Life UGA Student AffairsGreek Life
Work 153 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4612

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As the director of Greek Life, Joshua is responsible for strategic oversight of Greek Life Office operations and leads a team of talented professionals who work to create meaningful fraternity and sorority experiences for the 7500+ students involved in the Greek community. Through his personal and professional experiences, Joshua has come to believe that the fraternity and sorority experience, rooted in values, uniquely equips students to become impactful and multifaceted leaders.

Prior to arriving at UGA in spring 2020, Joshua served as the associate director of fraternity and sorority life at North Carolina State University where he oversaw fraternity and sorority housing initiatives, alcohol and other drug prevention education for the department, and as a liaison to alumni advisors and house corporations and the department. Over the past 12 years of his career in higher education, Joshua has worked at a variety of institutional types, including campus and headquarters-based positions. 

Joshua’s professional involvement includes volunteer roles in the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors where he has served as a representative to the Nominating & Election Committee and the Professional Development Committee exploring core competencies of the profession for fraternity and sorority advisors. He is a 2020 Recipient of the Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors. 

 Joshua received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master of Education with a specialization in College Student Personnel from Western Carolina University.

Categories: Greek Life, SA 2025 Plan - Advising Model Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Assistant Director of Disability Services
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

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Carolyn Arnold joined the DRC’s staff as a Disability Services Coordinator in 2000 and has served as Assistant Director since 2018. Carolyn specializes in working with students diagnosed with ADHD, LD, psychological disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Before joining the DRC, Carolyn earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from UGA. She is also a Licensed Master Social Worker.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Tate Student Center
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774

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Jan Davis Barham is Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Tate Student Center. She is responsible for managing the operations of Tate to include facility services, Campus Reservations Events and Technical Services, Print & Copy Services, the UGA Card Office, the UGA Chapel, and the Center for Student Activities & Involvement, which administers the Student Government Association, University Union Student Programming Board, Pandora Yearbook, WUOG 90.5FM, the Graduate Student Association, and over 800 registered student organizations. Jan also oversees the Freedom of Expression Policy for the University of Georgia and serves as a member of the Behavioral Response Team.

Jan received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2004, her master’s degree from Appalachian State University in 1997 and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1994. She has served as a Graduate Faculty member in the College Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Georgia for the last seven years. Jan has authored several published articles including Increasing Accountability in Student Affairs Through a New Comprehensive Assessment Model, and most recently co-edited a book, A Practitioners Guide to Assessment.

Categories: Office of the Dean of Students, Sa 2025 Plan - Initiative Leads Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team, Tate Student Center
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Assistant Director & Advisor to NPHC & MGC
Work 153 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4612

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As an Assistant Director in the Greek Life Office, Montrez primarily advises the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). As a member of a greek organization himself, Montrez understands the importance and positive impact fraternities and sororities can have.
Prior to arriving at UGA in the spring of 2017, Montrez served as an Area Coordinator for Residence Life at the College of Charleston where he oversaw fraternity and sorority housing. In that role he worked with greek organizations on risk management, alcohol prevention and leadership development.
Montrez received a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from the College of Charleston and a Master of Education degree, with a specialization in Student Affairs & Higher Education Counseling, from the Citadel.
Categories: Greek Life, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Assistant Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

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Kevin Karneboge joined the DRC’s staff as a Sign Language Interpreter in 1994 and was later promoted to his current position of Assistant Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Kevin supervises sign language interpreting and captioning for the classroom including instructional media. He interprets in secondary and post-secondary educational settings, and he often interprets in classrooms and at campus events. Kevin is recognized as a state-level interpreter and transliterator by the Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Assistant Director
Work 481 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6812
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members, Student Veterans Resource Center
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Director of Student Transitions Student AffairsStudent Transitions
Work Phone: 706-542-7774

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Nicole McConnell is the Director of Student Transitions (ST) where she leads a staff in the endeavor of supporting students during their key times of transition at UGA. The department of Student Transitions works to connect students to on-campus resources that will help them learn strategies to effectively navigate their collegiate experience. The ST portfolio includes Dawg Camp, Welcome UGA, and transition leaders as various transition programming opportunities.

Joining the University of Georgia in 2017, Nicole worked as the Assistant Director of Student Activities which included overseeing student activities and the programming board, first-year and transfer student experience initiatives, and the homecoming committee. Over the course of her career, she has planned, executed, or consulted on tons of events including those with an attendance of nearly 7,000. Previously, she served three and a half years in Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, working in residential life and housing.

Nicole holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology from Kennesaw State University (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University). She is currently pursuing her Ed.D from UGA’s Student Affairs Leadership program. Her research and professional interest areas include supervision, student involvement, biracial/multiracial student experience, and support of students in transition.

Categories: Office of the Dean of Students, Student Affairs Leadership Team, Student Transitions
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Assistant Director & Advisor to the Interfraternity Council UGA Student AffairsGreek Life
Work 153 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4612

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The Assistant Director, in their capacity as Advisor to the Interfraternity Council, supervises the innerworkings of the council’s executive leadership, advocates for the twenty-six (26) IFC chapters represented at the University, and works to incorporate strategic growth, leadership development, and health/safety practices into the community of ~3,000 undergraduate men.
The Assistant Director supervises the one of the Office’s graduate assistants, who supports the initiatives, goals, and students within the Interfraternity Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council. The graduate assistant also advises Order of Omega, plans leadership programs, helps facilitate conference planning, and supports other special projects as assigned. In supervising the graduate assistant, the Assistant Director manages position responsibilities, supports a positive learning environment, and supports core competency achievement.
The Assistant Director teaches the Emerging Greek Leaders (EGL) course and advises the Greek Fellows. EGL is an eight-week course hosted each spring that serves the overall Greek community in developing friendships, leadership skills, educational development, and ends with the annual Greek Day of Service event that serves the Athens-Clarke County community. The Greek Fellows are graduates of the EGL course that apply to serve as mentors for first-year Greek experience students.
The Assistant Director also serves on the Learning Collaborative within the branch of Student Affairs (SA) at the University. This committee is comprised of a staff member from each department across SA with the purpose of composing, developing, and submitting Experiential Learning (EL) credits which are used as supplementary learning from students outside of the classroom. As the department representative, the Assistant Director works with other Greek Life Office staff to ensure their students are enrolled and processed within their EL credits each year.

Originally from North Carolina, Logan received his B.A. in English Literature, with a minor in Philosophy from Western Carolina University and his M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis with a concentration in Higher Education from the University of Missouri. As an undergraduate student, Logan joined Sigma Chi Fraternity and was heavily involved in his chapter, on the Interfraternity Council, and in the community. Prior to his time at UGA, Logan worked in Advancement at the University of North Carolina (Charlotte), Accountability and Chapter Services Departments at Sigma Chi Fraternity Headquarters, and advised the Multicultural Greek Council and Interfraternity Council at the University of Missouri.

Categories: Greek Life
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Director of Finance & Support Services University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 255 Greencrest Drive GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1162

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Jen joined the University Health Center in 2018. She previously held the position of Administrative Director at Vanderbilt University’s Student Health Center. Prior to joining UGA, she worked for the State of Tennessee Department of Public Health Immunization Program and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Jen’s research interests include utilization of a geospatial information system for predicting vaccine compliance and factors impacting immunization uptake.

Categories: UHC Administration, UHC Finance and Support Services
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Interim Director of the Pride Center Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
Work 404 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5773

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John Alvarez Turner is the Interim Director for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. John’s professional background in the field of Education spans over fifteen years in K-12, corporate training, and higher education. Prior to UGA, John served as the Associate Director for Hispanic Outreach, Student Success Instructor, Manager of the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture, and Academic Advisor at The University of Akron as well as a Commissioner on the Civil Rights Commission for the City of Akron, Ohio. He also proudly worked as a Middle School ESL Social Studies Teacher for 7 years.

At UGA, John is responsible for providing leadership with regard to planning, advising, developing and implementing a variety of programs, educational offerings, and trainings that focuses on providing opportunities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, multicultural education and awareness, and intercultural engagement that also honors intersections of identity for the office of Multicultural Services and Programs.

John holds a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from The University of Akron and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of Central Florida. John joined UGA Multicultural Services and Programs in this role in 2018.

John is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education in Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Georgia

Categories: Pride Center, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Director of Recreational Sports
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060

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Keith Wenrich leads the Department of Recreational Sports, serves on the leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the associate vice president for student affairs. He is responsible for the operations of all recreational facilities including the Ramsey Student Center, Pound/Wheeler Gym on the health science campus, Rec Sports complex, Club Sports complex, the Lake Herrick Pavilion, and the Challenge Course in the Oconee Forrest. Keith leads a team of 29 professionals, 10 graduate assistants and more than 550 student employees.

Keith received his undergraduate degree from Susquehanna University in business administration and his M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi in sports administration. He has worked in UGA’s Division of Student Affairs since 2007 and has worked in higher education for 25 years.

Categories: Recreational Sports, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Clinic Manager and Registered Nurse for the Gynecology Clinic University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8691
Categories: UHC Gynecology Clinic
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Lead Physician for the Gynecology Clinic University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8691

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Dr. Sara (Beth) Smith-Thompson came to the Health Center in September 2006. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Before joining the UHC staff, she was in private practice in Winchester, Tennessee. Dr. Smith-Thompson is the lead physician in the Gynecology Clinic.

Education: Medical Doctor, University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Training: Ob/Gyn Residency, Carilion Health System of Roanoke
Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
License: Physician, State of Georgia

Categories: UHC Gynecology Clinic
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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8691

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Dr. Gary Glasser joined the Health Center in October 2014 after 15 years of private practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Atlanta. He served on the faculty of Emory University in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics from 1992-2005. He volunteers as a lecturer for Atlanta elementary and middle schools on sun safety and puberty. Dr. Glasser has published numerous papers on subjects relating to women’s health, and has made a number of presentations at regional and national conferences on contraception and breast health. Safe Space Ally.

Education: Medical Doctor, University of Florida
Training: Internship: Ob/Gyn Residency, Emory University School of Medicine
Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
License: Physician, State of Georgia

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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8691

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Dr. Perry joined the UHC staff in 2021 after practicing OB/GYN, then Gynecology for 26 years in Athens.  She is a member of clinical faculty of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership as a volunteer preceptor in surgery and ambulatory GYN.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia OB/GYN Society since 2005, and serves as President for 2021-2022.  Dr. Perry  also volunteers as a physician at Mercy Health Clinic, serving uninsured and underserved patients to provide gynecologic care and consultation.  She enjoys serving as an educator for Girology, a group which provides age-appropriate education and information about development, reproduction, sexuality and general health for girls ages 8 and up.

Medical Education:  Medical College of Georgia (UGA Undergrad!)
Residency:  Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Georgia
Board Certification:  American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Licensure: State of Georgia

Categories: UHC Gynecology Clinic
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Physician Assistant University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8691

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Ms. Andrea Welter joined the UHC staff in 2013. She is a certified physician assistant with over 25 years experience in primary care with a focus on women’s health. She serves as a preceptor for medical students with the AU/MCG Medical Partnership. She is certified in ACLS and BCLS.

Education: Physician Assistant Degree, Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University)
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
License: Physician Assistant, State of Georgia

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-9979

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Dr. Bradford Upchurch is manager of the pharmacy having joined the UHC staff in 2007. He earned a BSPharm at UGA and a PharmD at the University of Florida. He is also certified in Medication Therapy Management. Previously Brad worked for Athens Regional Medical Center as well as numerous retail pharmacies. Safe Space Ally

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Pharmacist, Assistant Pharmacy Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-9979

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Dr. Jodi Kearney joined the UHC staff in 2011 and is the assistant manager of the pharmacy. She completed her undergraduate courses at Georgia Southern University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy with her PharmD in 2001. Jodi also holds APhA Immunization Certification and Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification.

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Physical Therapist, Manager of Physical Therapy Department University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

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Dr. Andy Smith is the manager of the Physical Therapy Department at the University Health Center. His areas of interest include movement/functional-based evaluation and assessment; the role of functional training in injury prevention and wellness; the role of pain neuroscience education in treating persistent pain; the role of postural dysfunction and repetitive tissue microtrauma on chronic/recurrent pain syndromes; spinal, peripheral joint and soft tissue mobilization/manipulation/dry needling; and the role of nutrition, mental health, cardiovascular health, and sleep health on management of overall wellness and integrative health.

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Certification: Manual Therapy (MTC-USA); Dry Needling Certification (Cert DN-Spinal Manipulation Institute); Professional Designation in Functional Movement Systems (FMS Pro); Certified Health Coach (CHC-UNCG)
License: Physical Therapist, State of Georgia

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Physical Therapy Operations Coordinator University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

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Cody joined the UHC PT team in 2021. He began working in physical therapy as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2014 at Southeast Alabama Neurological Rehabilitation and Balance Center. Since then, he has enjoyed working in orthopedics and aquatic physical therapy. His areas of interest include optimizing functional movement patterns, promoting wellness, and empowering individuals to reach their personal wellness goals.

Education: Physical Therapist Assistant, Albany State University
License: Physical Therapist Assistant, State of Georgia

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Physical Therapist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

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Dr. Nidhi Patel is a physical therapist who joined UHC in 2018. After receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy she trained with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.  Her areas of interest include pelvic floor rehabilitation (including bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction) , chronic pain related to musculoskeletal dysfunctions, spinal rehab. She enjoys treating through a combination of  manual therapy based approaches, pain neuroscience education and movement based treatments. She specializes in pelvic health techniques that include external/internal assessment and treatment for bladder, bowel, or sexual dysfunction. She is a post natal fitness specialist and certified in trigger point dry needling. She also helps educate other physical therapists interested in pelvic floor PT by acting as a teaching assistant through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

Education: Doctorate in Physical Therapy, MCPHS University
Certifications: Certified in Dry Needling, Post Natal Fitness Specialist
License: Physical Therapist, State of Georgia

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Physical Therapist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

Biographical Info

Dr. Emily Pearson is a physical therapist who joined the University Health Center in 2018. Her areas of interest include utilizing an integrative health approach to optimize functional movement, promoting total body wellness, preventing injury/re-injury, managing acute and conditions of the spine and extremities, and empowering individuals to reach their personal health and wellness goals.

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Augusta University
License: Physical Therapist, State of Georgia

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Physical Therapist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

Biographical Info

Mr. Henry Pursner joined the Health Center staff in 2011 and has been a physical therapist since 1995. His special areas of expertise include treatment of the fitness athlete with a specialization in running-related injuries, the spine, extremities, and cranio-facial pain. Extensive training in health coaching as well as treatment of persistent pain which combines exercise as well as lifestyle changes such as relaxation/ mindfulness practices.   Past work experience included working in Silicon Valley treating computer-related injuries, sports medicine, and chronic pain patients.

Education: Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, SUNY Buffalo
Certification: Specialized training in Joint Manipulation / Myofascial Release for the Spine and Peripheral Joints; Dry Needling; Functional Range Conditioning; Yoga Instructor
License: Physical Therapist, State of Georgia

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Physical Therapist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

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Jason brought his “A” game to the University Health Center in the Fall of 2019. His dedication to clinical excellence, to the field of physical therapy, and to each one of his patients are what drives his purpose as a professional. His primary area of interest lies in helping the active population return to sport and recreation after suffering sport-related injuries. Additionally, he finds great value and enjoyment helping people dealing with chronic or persistent pain through a careful approach, an active plan of care, and an emphasis on education to ensure lasting results. His extensive experience in health, fitness, and wellness gives him a broad perspective as a physical therapist and allows him to create specific and personalized experiences for each patient.

Education: Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Brenau University; Masters in Kinesiology, University of Georgia

Certification: Clinical Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association

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Lead Optometrist for the Vision Clinic University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5617

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Dr. Angela Ellerman joined the staff in 2010 and is the lead optometrist in the Vision Clinic. Her past experience includes working as an optometrist at Advanced Family EyeCare of Madison; Lee, Ellerman and Associates; and Athens Eye Doctors and Surgeons. Dr. Ellerman enjoys working with all areas of contact lens technology.

Education: Doctor of Optometry, University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry
Board Certification: American Board of Optometry
License: Optometrist, State of Georgia

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Optometrist for the Vision Clinic University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5617

Biographical Info

Dr. Brian Atkinson joined the Vision Clinic staff in 2011. Before coming to the health center, Dr. Atkinson worked as an optometrist in a private practice in northeast Georgia with an emphasis in pre- and post-op surgical care.

Education: Doctor of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Additional Training: Geriatric Optometry and Low Vision Residency
License: Optometrist, State of Georgia

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Vision Clinic Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5617
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Assistant Director of Disability Services
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Emmie Bennett joined the DRC staff as an Assistant Director in September 2021. Prior to joining the DRC, Emmie worked for UGA’s Office of Student Conduct and Department of Recreational Sports.

A two-time graduate of UGA, Emmie received her A.B.J. from the Grady College of Journalism and earned her M.A. from the School of Public and International Affairs. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in College Student Affairs Administration through UGA’s College of Education.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Assistant Director
Work 210 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5867
Categories: International Student Life
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Associate Director for Programs
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports, Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members
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Assistant Director University of Georgia Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
Work 404 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5773

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Wanda L. Johnson is the Assistant Director for Program for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. Wanda has diverse experience in student growth and development spanning from her time in DFCS, DJJ, Boys and Girls Club, and higher education. Prior to UGA, Wanda served as the Lead Academic Advisor III for STEM majors at Georgia College.

At UGA, Wanda is responsible for providing leadership with regard to planning, advising, developing and implementing a variety of programs, educational offerings, and trainings that focuses on providing opportunities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, multicultural education and awareness, and intercultural engagement that also honors intersections of identity for the office of Multicultural Services and Programs. Additionally, the Assistant Director leads the assessment efforts of the office as well as working closely with student organizations within MSP to ensure proper programming and administrative functioning.

Wanda holds a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Georgia State University.

Wanda is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Georgia.

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Business Manager II
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Associate Director
Work 247 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1131
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members, Student Conduct
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Director of Student Care and Outreach Student Care and Outreach
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774

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Carrie Smith serves as the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Care & Outreach, providing individualized support and assistance to students experiencing hardship circumstances. She oversees general case management within Student Care & Outreach. Additionally, Carrie provides trainings and informational sessions to campus and community partners about working with students of concern and the role of Student Care & Outreach. Carrie also serves as a member of the university’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC).

Carrie received a B.B.A. in Marketing from Mississippi State University, an M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the University of Mississippi, and she holds a Ph.D. in College and Student Personnel Services from UGA. She worked in corporate public relations at Fleishman-Hillard before returning to the field of education to serve as the Assistant Director of Admissions at The Browning School. Prior to coming to UGA, Carrie worked with graduate admissions, scholarship programming, and athletics at the University of Mississippi. She served as the Student Affairs Case Manager before this position.

Categories: Student Affairs Leadership Team, Student Care and Outreach
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Associate Director of University Testing Services UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Work Phone: 706-542-3183
Categories: Disability Resource Center, Sa 2025 Plan - Data Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members, University Testing Services
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Senior Associate Director for Facilities
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8654

Biographical Info

Dr. Clara Herrin has been on the health center staff since 2000. Her interests include endocrinology, diabetes, and eating disorders.

Education: Medical Doctor, Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University)
Training: Internship: Ob/Gyn; Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins/Sinai Hospitals
Board Certified: American College of Physicians
License: Physician, State of Georgia

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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8654

Biographical Info

Dr. Jenny Wares joined the health center staff in 2011. She completed a 2-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona in 2012. Her special areas of interest include nutritional, herbal, and mind-body medicine. She is also trained in transgender medicine. Dr. Wares is a staff physician in Medical Clinic Blue. Safe Space Ally

Education: Medical Doctor, Wake Forest University
Training: Emergency Medicine Residency, University of New Mexico
Board Certified: Emergency Medicine
License: Physician, State of Georgia

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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8654

Biographical Info

Dr. Finbar (Barry) Woitalla joined the University Health Center in January 2018. He previously practiced as a primary care physician at Baumholder Army Garrison, Germany providing care for U.S. Army soldiers and their families from April 2015 – December 2017. Prior to that he worked at United Regional Physicians Group as a Sports Medicine/Non-operative orthopedics provider and as a primary care physician at Kell West Family Practice both in Wichita Falls, TX. Dr. Woitalla loves spending time with his wife, two young boys and German Shepherd. He also enjoys playing and listening to all kinds of music and taking in sporting events.

Education: Doctor of Osteopathy, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Training: Eglin Air Force Base Medical Center, United States Air Force
Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
License: Physician, State of Georgia

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Physician Assistant University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8654

Biographical Info

Lindsey Niknezhad joined Medical Clinic Blue in August 2021. Lindsey grew up in the North Georgia mountains and came to Athens in 2008 as an undergraduate. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She later obtained a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at August University in Augusta, Georgia in 2016. She loves college football, exercising, baking, reading, and spending time with her young son.

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Assistant Director for Aquatics
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Assistant Director for Competitive Sports
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Interim Senior Director Medical Services; Lead Physician, Primary Care; Lead Physician, Medical Clinic Red and Sports Medicine University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8636

Biographical Info

Dr. Fred Reifsteck joined the staff at the health center in December 2003. From 1990-2001, he practiced at Kaiser Permanente in Jonesboro, Georgia. He was with the medical staff at The Doctor’s Office in Stockbridge from 2001-2003. Dr. Reifsteck is the Head Team Physician for the UGA Athletic Department and the lead physician in Medical Clinic Red/Sports Medicine at UHC.

Education: BA – Biology, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
MS – Microbiology, Illinois State University, Normal IL
Medical Degree – University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago IL
Training: Family Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria IL
Previous Sports Medicine Teams: Georgia State University 1995-2001, Clayton State 1998-2001
Board Certified: Family Medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
License: Physician, State of Georgia

Categories: UHC Administration, UHC Medical Clinic Red / Sports Medicine
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Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Assistant Director for Facility Operations
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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IT Manager
Work 201 Ramsey Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports, Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members
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Clinic Manager and Registered Nurse for Medical Clinic Gold University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8609

Biographical Info

Chenda Beaty joined the health center staff in August 2019. She has experience in Nursing Leadership, Progressive Care Nursing, Nursing Education, and Emergency Nursing. She earned her BA from Georgia College & State University in 2009 and her MSN from Medical College of Georgia in 2011.

Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Gold
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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8609

Biographical Info

Dr. Brian Brewer is a staff physician at the University Health Center. He joined the health center in 2020 after completing a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky. He has interests in Sports Medicine and Wilderness Medicine.

Education: Medical Doctor, Medical College of Georgia
Training: Internal Medicine Residency, AU-UGA Medical Partnership
Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky
License: Physician, State of Georgia

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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8609

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Dr. Satya Thippareddi joined University Health Center in October 2017. After practicing as an Ob/Gyn in India for several years she relocated to the U.S. to complete a Family Practice Residency and has been certified by the American Board of Family Medicine continuously since 2006. She worked as a Staff Physician at The Nebraska Medical Center from 2007-2012 before moving to Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, Iowa, where she worked until July 2017. She was active on a number of committees at both hospitals where she served as a member as well as chair–Utilization Review Committee, Peer Review Committee, Emergency Department Committee, and Obstetrics Committee—and was the medical director for the Diabetic Self-Management Program. She relocated to Athens in July 2017 to join her husband, who is an academic faculty member in Poultry Science at UGA. Safe Space Ally

Education: MBBS (Medical Doctor), Siddhartha Medical College, Andhra Pradesh, India
Internship: University General Hospital, Andhra Pradesh, India
Post-graduate Training: Ob/Gyn, Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, India
Residency: Family Medicine, Lincoln, Nebraska
Board Certified: Family Medicine
License: Physician, State of Georgia

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Physician Assistant University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8609

Biographical Info

Tracy Crockett joined the health center staff in January 2015. She has over 30 years of experience in the following specialties: Cardiology, Dermatology, Hospital Medicine, Primary Care, ENT, and Neurosurgery. Her Certifications include Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She is a registered IPledge Prescriber. Safe Space Ally

Education: Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant, Magna Cum Laude, Medical College of Georgia, 1987
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
License: Physician Assistant, State of Georgia

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Physician Assistant University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8609

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Mara Franklin, PA-C, joined the health center staff in February 2015. She has 16 years of experience in primary care, breast health, and gastroenterology. Her most recent experience was with Greater Athens Physicians. Safe Space Ally

Education: Master of Physician Assistant, 2017; Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant (Magnum Cum Laude)
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
License: Physician Assistant, State of Georgia

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Coordinator for Public Relations
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports, SA 2025 Plan - Communications Members
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Coordinator for Facility Operations
Work 201 Ramsey Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Senior Coordinator for Competitive Sports
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Maintenance Foreman
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Senior Operations Supervisor
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Graduate Assistant Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
Work 404 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5773

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Joshua Duarte was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Joshua was raised in a single-parent, low-income-immigrant household. His character and way of thinking have been highly influenced by the obstacles put in the way of his immigrant family. Joshua graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2021 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a degree in Sociology. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration and Policy program. His areas of interest involve policing/law enforcement, local government, and public policy.

Joshua hopes to become a special agent working for the federal government, specifically the Department of State. In his free time, Josh loves to work out, listen to music, try new recipes, and watch sports. Joshua loves to lend a helping hand whenever it is needed!

Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Coordinator for Facility Operations
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Human Resources Specialist
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Senior Coordinator for Competitive Sports
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Senior Coordinator for Facility Reservations
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Administrative Specialist
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Coordinator for Aquatics
Work 201 Ramsey Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Maintenance Foreman
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Coordinator for Facility Operations
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Graduate Assistant Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773

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Claudia Wooten is the current Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Services and Programs(MSP). Claudia is from Rockmart, Georgia and has lived in Georgia for all of her life. In May 2021, Claudia graduated from the University of Georgia with two degrees in Political Science and International Affairs. She is currently on her way to Double Dawg Status, beginning her Masters in Education with a specialization in College Student Affairs Administration.

While Claudia isn’t working in MSP or finishing a Graduate School assignment, she enjoys blogging on her Instagram Page, getting a manicure, hanging with friends, and hosting/cooking friends at her apartment. For lifelong aspirations Claudia hopes to be an Assistant Vice President at a SEC school, while encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring students along the way. If you ever see Claudia in her office, please say Hello!

Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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IT Professional Associate
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports, Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members
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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8650

Biographical Info

Dr. Douglas (Doug) Radman joined the health center staff in 2021. Dr. Radman previously worked at The Ohio State University Student Health Services from 2016-2021 and North Chattahoochee Family Physicians in Johns Creek, GA.

Education: Medical Doctor, The Ohio State University
Training: Internship: Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, TX; Residency: Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield CA

Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Green
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Physician Assistant University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8650

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Ms. Kimberly Brown-Clark joined the Health Center in 2001 as a Physician Assistant. She has over 26 years of healthcare experience, 18 of which have been in College Health. Kimberly has worked in various clinical settings to include Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, and Correctional Medicine. Her interests include Eating Disorders, Preventive Medicine, and managing hypertension through lifestyle modification and, when necessary, therapeutic intervention.

Kimberly is a “Power Trainer” on the University of Georgia Health Center’s electronic medical record. Kimberly trains all new mid-level providers, residents, and medical students. She is also a Safe Space Ally.

Education: Master of Medical Science, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia;
Bachelor of Science, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
License: Physician Assistant, State of Georgia

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Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Actitivities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Graduate Assistant for Aquatics
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Director of Nursing Services University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8703

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Missy Jackson, WHNP-BC, joined our staff in August 2016. She has 20 years of experience in women’s health care. Prior to joining UHC, Missy worked in hospitals, private practice, taught in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, and implemented a prenatal care program at a rural health clinic. She also has ten years of experience as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Missy is a native Athenian, and in her free time she enjoys painting and reading. Safe Space Ally

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Science, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Certification: National Certification Commission, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
License: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Georgia
Professional Publications: Jackson, M. L. (2004). Polycystic ovarian syndrome: what nurses need to know about this misunderstood disorder. AWHONN lifelines / Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 8(6), 511-518.

Categories: UHC Administration
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Photo of Allison Jones
Graduate Assistant for Facilities
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Actitivities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Graduate Assistant for Marketing
Work 201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Clinic Manager and Registered Nurse, Medical Clinic Red and Sports Medicine University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8636
Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Red / Sports Medicine
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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8636

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Dr. Chad Palmer joined the health center staff in April 2014. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2008 and a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Washington in 2009. Dr. Palmer served as team physician for a number of colleges and high schools beginning July 2005, as well as for the Atlanta Falcons. He has practiced family medicine since 2009 and has been active in a number of community youth groups since 2001. Dr. Palmer also has special expertise and 14 years of experience working with diabetes.

Education: Medical Doctor, Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University)
Training: Family Medicine Residency, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Washington
Board Certified: Family Medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
License: Physician, State of Georgia

Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Red / Sports Medicine
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Physician Assistant University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8636

Biographical Info

Ms. Becky Badach joined the health center staff in 2006. In addition to being a certified physician assistant, she is a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist. Before coming to UGA Becky worked as a PA in a small family practice office. She also was the head athletic trainer and instructor at a Division III college in New Hampshire.

Education: Associate of Science Physician Assistant, Albany-Hudson Valley Community College; Master of Science Athletic Training, West Virginia University
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
License: Physician Assistant, State of Georgia

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Physician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8654

Biographical Info

Dr. Cary Hefty joined University Health Center in January 2017. She previously practiced as a staff physician with Greenville Health System Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Prior to that she worked as a staff physician at Wills Memorial Hospital and Community Medical Associates Rural Health Clinic. Dr. Hefty is double-board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Her special interests include endocrinology, cardiovascular disease, and the role of nutrition and exercise in managing chronic disease.

Education: Medical Doctor, Medical College of Georgia (Augusta University)
Training: Internship/Residency, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Board Certified: Internal Medicine; Pediatrics
License: Physician, State of Georgia

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Director of Health Promotion and The Fontaine Center University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Liz Prince joined the University Health Center at UGA in 2012 as the Director of Health Promotion and The Fontaine Center. Prior to her arrival at UGA, she was part of the Student Affairs teams at Duke University, University of Connecticut, University of Michigan and The University of Maryland Baltimore County. Liz also served as an Assistant Director and Director of Counseling at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest. Her areas of interest include student success, well-being, and resiliency. In her spare time, Liz enjoys getting outside for a long walk or run, traveling, watching college football and spending time with family and friends. Safe Space Ally

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Clinic Manager and Registered Nurse, Allergy/Travel Clinic University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5575

Biographical Info

Davelle Pursner joined the staff as the registered nurse in the Travel Clinic in 2011. Prior to working at UGA, Ms. Pursner lived in five different states while working in hospital intensive care units and earning certification in Critical Care and Neuro Critical Care Nursing. She enjoys bringing her experience to the prevention side of College Health and counseling travelers going all over the world. She earned her BSN from the University of Alberta in Canada.

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Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Community Outreach, Health Promotion Department University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Kelly Truesdell is the assistant director of health promotion and community outreach. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and received both her BS in Health Promotion and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Georgia. Kelly co-advises the Fontaine Center Student Advisory Board, coordinates campus outreach opportunities for a variety of issues related to Alcohol and Other Drugs, and is available for individual educational counseling. Kelly is part of the John Fontaine, Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education. Safe Space Ally

Categories: Health Promotion, Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members
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Assistant Director of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Jessica Wiggs is the Assistant Director of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has received her Master’s in Professional Counseling with a specialization in Military Resilience. Jessica is currently pursuing her PhD in Continuing Education and Supervision with an emphasis in Advanced Clinical Mental Health. Prior to this position, Jessica oversaw daily operations at an inpatient psychiatric facility, in addition to supervising clinical staff. In addition to therapy, Jessica has a work history that ranges from completing psychiatric assessments and drug evaluations to supporting survivors as a victim advocate within a District Attorney’s office. Her areas of interest include trauma, resilience, success and how to be the you you’ve always wanted to be. Personal growth and independence along with autonomy are huge factors Jessica takes into consideration when working with students. When not at work, Jessica enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and finding new adventures/experiences. Safe Space Ally

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Department Manager and Assessment Specialist, Health Promotion Department and The Fontaine Center University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Larisa Wallace is the department manager and assessment specialist for the Health Promotion Department and John Fontaine, Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education. She is a registered health information administrator and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and a Master of Public Health in Health Informatics. She also holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. Larisa oversees the operations of the department; develops and maintains various databases and performs data analysis; participates in assessment activities; designs UHC written materials; and coordinates the scheduling of programs and various activities for the department. Safe Space Ally

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Registered Nurse, Allergy Clinic University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5575

Biographical Info

Amy Aycock joined the health center staff in the Allergy Clinic in 2012. She is a registered nurse and earned her BSN at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. Ms. Aycock has 15 years of Medical-Surgical experience at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens.

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Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Title: Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services
My Pronouns: He/Him/His
Favorite Quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: Being with family, being outdoors, and giving back to my community.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), UHC Administration
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Associate Director of Clinical Services, Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

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Dr. Arial Treankler joined the CAPS staff in 2013 and is the associate director of clinical services for CAPS. She earned a double BA in Psychology and Sociology: Law, Crime, and Deviance, a Masters in Counseling Psychology, and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. In addition to these educational activities, she also has various experiences at NAIA and Division I levels in applied sport psychology – an internship at Wichita State University and a post-doctoral residency at the University of California – Davis. Dr. Treankler (Dr. T.) is a Clinical Sport Psychologist trained as a clinical generalist, who also offers specialty clinical and performance enhancement services at regional, conference, and national levels. Other areas of interest include identity development, the challenges of adjustment, trauma, interpersonal concerns, men’s and women’s issues, anger, disordered eating, and stress management. She utilizes a variety of techniques in order to help students reach their maximum potential in a variety of areas, i.e. academic, athletic, personal.


Title: Associate Director of Clinical Services
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: I am happiest being around family, friends, and puppies! I gain energy from being active, enjoying nature and supporting others.
What I do for Self-Care: Strange, I know, but yardwork is my self-care. There’s something satisfying about working hard and seeing beautiful results, plus I get to be outside with my pup.

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Associate Director of Outreach and Collaboration, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Jennifer Hester is a licensed clinical social worker who joined the CAPS staff as the lead mental health professional in 2015. She earned a BA in Psychology, with a minor in Family Studies, from Berry College and a Master’s of Social Work from UGA. She has a pre-doctorate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, she is certified in QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mrs. Hester has previous experience in psychiatric hospitals, emergency rooms, and private practice working with adults experiencing couples/marital concerns as well as experience in crisis stabilization programs for children/adolescents and outpatient/community mental health treatment for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance-related disorders. Her areas of interest include marriage/couples/relationship issues, family of origin, spiritual concerns, trauma, and crisis intervention.


Title: Associate Director of Outreach & Collaboration
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
What I do for Self-Care: Above all, spending time with my 2 children is where I find the most joy. Also, being outdoors is incredibly grounding and restorative for me; I love hiking and fishing as well as just sitting still in nature. Exercising and maintaining a regular sleep schedule are also essential for me.

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Director of Information and Administrative Services University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8618

Biographical Info

Melanie Gibson is the Director of Information and Administrative Services at the health center and first joined the staff in 1994. She is a registered health information administrator and a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She earned her BS from University of Central Florida and her MBA at Brenau University. She serves as the privacy officer for the health center and serves on the advisory board at Athens Technical College for the Health Information Management Technology program.

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Dental Clinic Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8700

Biographical Info

Rod joined the Dental Clinic as Administrative Manager in April 2021. He became part of the University Health Center family in April 2016 as a staff member of Business Service, and served from March 2019 to March 2021 as an Administrative Associate for Finance and Support Services. Prior to serving at University Health Center, Rod worked as manager for his family’s business for 28 years.

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Lead Dentist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8700

Biographical Info

Dr. John Leffert, Lead Dentist for the University Health Center’s Dental Clinic, has been on staff since 1999. He holds a BBA from UGA in marketing and a DMD from Medical College of Georgia. His areas of interest are endodontics and restorative dentistry.

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Dentist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8700

Biographical Info

Dr. Josh Zaleski joined the health center staff in 2011. He earned a BS in biology from the University of Georgia and DMD from Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. Before coming to UGA he owned and operated a private practice outside of Atlanta. His special areas of interest are cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and crowns and bridges.

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Human Resources Senior Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1162
Categories: UHC Administration
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Diagnostic Services – Laboratory Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8643

Biographical Info

Lori Tinnell came to UHC in 2009 with experience in clinical Microbiology, Infection Prevention/Employee Health, epidemiology, process improvement and State, OSHA & Joint Commission regulatory matters. She received her BS degree in Medical Technology from the University of South Alabama. She is currently responsible for the coordination of clinical laboratory services at UHC as they service student care, research and campus outreach diagnostic needs. Safe Space Ally.

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Diagnostic Services, Assistant Laboratory Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8643

Biographical Info

Larisa Maristany is the Assistant Laboratory Manager. She is an experienced medical technologist who joined the UHC team in 2019. She has experience in general laboratory practice with specialized experience in toxicology, blood banking and cellular therapy. She is passionate about pursuing continual learning, with an emphasis on high quality outcomes in customer service, data integrity and process improvement.

Categories: UHC Diagnostic Services
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Photo of Shannon Cain
Diagnostic Services – Radiology Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8658
Categories: UHC Diagnostic Services
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Senior Coordinator for Student Activities
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30606 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Graduate Assistant for the Student Government Association
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Graduate Assistant for Leadership
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Assistant Director for Student Activities
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Photo of Angela Cardenas
Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Assistant Director for Leadership
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Pandora Editors, Sa 2025 Plan - Data Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Graduate Assistant for Student Activities
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Assistant Director for Community Engagement
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Photo of Rachel Taylor
Senior Coordinator for Community Engagement
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Assistant Director for Student Engagement
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Senior Coordinator for Student Engagement
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Massage Therapist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

Biographical Info

Nationally Certified since 1997, Amy Abrahamsen, combines Medical Massage, Massage and Energy Balancing methods to offer a deeply relaxing massage. Utilizing Myofascial Release, Swedish, Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Reflexology and Reiki techniques she blends intuitive hands-on awareness with an understanding of body mechanics. As a Yoga Instructor trained in the Integral Yoga Tradition, she incorporates and teaches yoga stretches and breathing practices to offer effective take-home tools to her clients. Amy also incorporates her extensive background in Herbal Medicine into sessions on request, as well as guided imagery, nutritional information and biofeedback principles, and she recently completed extensive coursework for the Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialty Certificate.
Light to medium pressure.

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Case Manager
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

Samantha Adair joined SCO’s staff as a case manager in 2021 and manages a varied caseload of students. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Georgia as well as a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia. Samantha previously worked at UGA in several departments including the Disability Resource Center, Psychology Department and the Athletic Department. Prior to her career at UGA, she provided interventions for elementary school students with learning disabilities and taught an undergraduate educational psychology course.

Categories: Student Care and Outreach
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Associate Director of the Tate Student Center for Facilities & Operations Tate Student Center for Facilities & Operations
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-0644
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students, Tate Student Center
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Medical Services Coordinator University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8704
Categories: UHC Administration
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Administrative Associate II UGA OneCard OfficeTate Student Center
Work 309 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 USA Work Phone: 706-542-8555
Categories: Tate Student Center
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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members, University Housing
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Nurse Practitioner University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8654
Categories: UHC Medical Services
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External Engagement Coordinator
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Administrative Associate for Support Services University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8720
Categories: UHC Administration
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WUOG Station Engineer
Work 313 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8475
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Coordinator IT and Prometric Testing Services
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183

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Devin Arnold became the IT Professional Specialist for University Testing Services in July 2015. Devin joined the UTS staff as an Assistant IT Professional in 2012. Currently, Devin is the Supervisor of Testing Services for the Prometric Testing Center and in that capacity is the test center manager. The Prometric Testing Center offers a wide variety of certification and licensure exams in addition to the GRE, TOEFL, PRAXIS I, CPA and MCAT. He provides testing and IT support for staff and students to ensure customers have the best testing experience possible. Devin also proctors placement and computer based testing. Prior to joining UTS, Devin served in the Disability Resource Center providing IT support for students and staff. Devin earned his Associate of Science degree in Network Specialist from Athens Technical College.

Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members, University Testing Services
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Systems Administrator Specialist UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work Phone: 706-542-3564
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members
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Testing Services Coordinator UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183
Categories: University Testing Services
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EOH/Infection Prevention Coordinator University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8650
Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Green
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Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dr. Sandrine Bosshardt is a licensed psychologist and joined the CAPS staff in 2012. Originally from the Netherlands, she received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dr. Bosshardt’s areas of interest include family-of-origin, developmental/identity issues, LGBTQ, interpersonal/relationship concerns, training and supervision, and social justice. Safe Space Ally


Title: Psychologist
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: “There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” ~e.h
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: Spending time with friends and family makes me happiest. My family is far away, so when I spend time in The Netherlands, I make sure it’s all quality time! I also love the smell, sound, and feel of the ocean. I love to travel. Music (listening to and making music) is super important to me. And last, but certainly not least, animals are the healers of all souls!

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Customer Service Manager Print & Copy Services
Work 375 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8493
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Registration & Health Information Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-0115
Categories: UHC Information and Administrative Services
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Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

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Dr. Shannon M. Bowles has been a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia since 2009 and has been a staff psychologist with CAPS since fall 2010. She serves as the Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Services and is the CAPS liaison to the university’s Pride Center. Dr. Bowles holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Virginia and an MEd in Counselor Education with an emphasis in student affairs practice in higher education also from the University of Virginia. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University. Dr. Bowles completed her pre-doctoral internship at Appalachian State University’s Counseling & Psychological Services Center and her post-doctoral fellowship at Georgia State University’s Counseling & Testing Center. Dr. Bowles’ areas of interest include student affairs administration, the first-generation college student experience, psychotherapy for family of origin concerns, working with gender diverse individuals, and alcohol and other drug assessment, treatment, and recovery in the college student population. Safe Space Ally


Title: Psychologist
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What Led Me to Become a Therapist: My process definitely was not linear. A combination of personal and academic experiences over time led me to the pursuit of a career as a psychologist.
What I do for Self-Care: My partner and I schedule periodic road trips.

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Information Technology Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8903
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members, UHC Information and Administrative Services
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Licensed Dispensing Optician, Vision Clinic University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5617
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System Administrator Associate UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 200 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1864
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Senior Test Administration Specialist
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183

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Ray Burg joined the UTS staff as a Psychometric Assistant in 2012. Ray’s position was reclassified to Student Affairs Specialist I in 2015. As a certified Test Center Administrator (TCA), Ray proctors a variety of tests for the Prometric Testing Center as well as ensuring that a welcoming and distraction free testing facility is maintained. In addition, Ray oversees the scheduling and administration of the Residual ACT test. Prior to joining UTS, Ray served as an Educational Program Specialist at the Disability Resource Center.

Categories: University Testing Services
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Assistant Director for Tate Facilities & Operations
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members, Tate Student Center
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Assistant Director for Facilities & Operations
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students
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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members, University Housing
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Alternative Text & Disability Services Coordinator
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

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Christine Carpenter joined the DRC’s staff as an Alternative Text Production Assistant in 2013 and has also worked as a Captioning Assistant. In her current role of Alternative Text & Disability Services Coordinator, Christine works with students to determine appropriate accommodations and produces texts and graphics in alternative formats for students with print related disabilities. Before joining the DRC, Christine studied Theatre at the University of North Texas and American History at UGA.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Vet Met Counselor, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Elizabeth Cheely is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who joined the CAPS staff in 2012. She earned a BS degree in Psychology and MSW from the University of Georgia. Ms. Cheely has past experience in working with clients with developmental disabilities, child welfare, and trauma survivors. Ms. Cheely’s approach is to create a compassionate and client centered environment that encourages personal growth and positive change. Her special areas of interest include self-esteem, adjustment, trauma, and family of origin and relationship issues. Safe Space Ally


Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Vet Met Counselor
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What I Like Most About UGA and the Surrounding Community: I love that Athens is a small town but also has so many opportunities. Athens has good food, music, sports, outdoor activities, etc. so I can always find something interesting and exciting to do. As a UGA graduate I have lived in Athens for quite a while now and feel lucky to call it home!
What I do for Self-Care: For self-care I enjoy reading, crocheting, baking, being with my family and friends, and Georgia football (Go Dawgs!)

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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members, University Housing
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Coordinator for Event Services
Work 121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4649
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Senior Accountant Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work Phone: 706-542-8548
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dr. Al Clarke has been with the health center since September 1996. He received his PhD from Georgia State University. Dr. Clarke is Training Director of the postdoctoral fellowship program and practicum training, and his current clinical interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), supervision, stress disorders, relationship issues, substance abuse, and mindfulness.


Title: Psychologist
My Pronouns: He/Him/His
Favorite Quote: In my mindfulness work with students, I appreciate the words of Ram Dass to “Be Here Now” and the initial words of the Serenity Prayer written by Dr. Reinhold Niebur, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: When not working at CAPS, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, running, swimming and playing golf.

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Case Manager Student Care and Outreach
Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Student Care and Outreach
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Tricia Coghlan is a licensed clinical social worker and joined the CAPS staff in 2010. She is the MSW Training Coordinator. Ms. Coghlan earned a BS in sociology with an emphasis in social services from Georgia Southern, and a MSW from University of Georgia. Her specialty areas include working with trauma, students with eating disorders, and women’s issues. Ms. Coghlan has extensive experience working with college students who have experienced sexual assault. She also enjoys working with family concerns, adjustment to college, and religious concerns. She utilizes a feminist approach when working with clients. Safe Space Ally


Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: “We can do hard things.”  – Glennon Doyle
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: I love spending time with my family and friends when I’m not at work. I also enjoy being outdoors, reading, and playing with my dog.

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Administrative Associate I Office of the Dean of Students & Student Care & Outreach
Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students, Student Care and Outreach
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Behavioral Health Care Manager for the Blue Clinic, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Hannah Craswell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the CAPS staff in 2019. She earned a BS degree in Psychology and MSW from the University of Georgia. Hannah serves as a Behavioral Health Care Manager within the medical clinics, collaborating with other providers to offer comprehensive mental health care. She has prior experience in college mental health and in community nonprofit, working with adults and families experiencing housing instability and chronic disease. Hannah utilizes a variety of approaches: cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness, and solution-focused.


Title: Behavioral Health Care Manager, Blue Clinic
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: My happiest moments are spending time with my husband and daughter, watching my daughter experience new things for the first time and enjoy her life (she’s one and a half!).
What I do for Self-Care: My self-care involves routine and being present for each of those activities: coffee in the morning, walks with my family in the neighborhood, taking care of all the flowering plants in my yard.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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Graduate Assistant for Governing Councils
Work 153 Tate Student Center Georgia Athens 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4612
Categories: Greek Life
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Behavioral Health Care Manager for the Green Clinic, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Title: Behavioral Health Care Manager, Green Clinic
My Pronouns: He/Him/His
Favorite Quote: “No matter where you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzai
What I do for Self-Care: Martial Arts Training (Krav Maga, Filipino Kyusho); Reading – mostly things that are NOT related to therapy or self-improvement because that gets overwhelming; Artwork- iron-on T-shirt stuff, glue gun projects, and random fabulous things; Exercise in general, including lifting weights, calisthenics, very slow jogging (trudging); Numismatics and exonumia; and Cooking.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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IT Professional Associate UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members
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Graduate Assistant Multicultural Services and Programs (MSP)
Work Phone: 706-542-5773

Biographical Info

I am currently a Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Services and Programs. I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. I graduated from Western Illinois University in December 2020 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Youth Leadership. I took a gap year and taught Kindergarten in Camden, New Jersey. I’m beginning my Masters in Education with a specialization in College Student Affairs Administration.

Inspiring and uplifting the upcoming generations and giving back to my communities are my biggest aspirations. Since I have friends and family all over the country, I love spending my downtime talking and catching up with them. I love to cook, explore nature, and read. I’m a major foodie so I look forward to exploring the food life in Athens.

Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Operations Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Title: Office Coordinator
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quotes: “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman and “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: I am happiest when I am spending time with my kids and family. We enjoy playing family board games, going for walks, playing outside, and being creative. I also enjoy the moments where I can appreciate the quietness of outside and read a book, do yoga, and spend time with friends.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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Student Veterans Association at UGA (SVA) Director of Communications
Work Phone: 706-542-7872
Categories: Student Veterans Resource Center
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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Data Members, University Housing
Updated 2 months ago. Return to top.
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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members, University Housing
Updated 2 months ago. Return to top.
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Coordinator for Campus Reservations
Work 121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-582-3570
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Disability Services Coordinator
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Teresa Edwards joined the DRC’s staff as an Accommodated Testing Specialist in 2004 and currently serves as the Temporary Impairment Coordinator where she manages the caseload of students dealing with temporary complications to ensure appropriate testing and classroom needs. Teresa is a champion for the Disability Resource Center and has served students and the department in many capacities. Highlights include chairing the DRC’s Annual Student & Faculty Recognition Reception in 2018 and 2019 where Teresa promoted fun and innovative means to engage the talents and skills of staff and students.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Assistant Director
Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Data Members, Student Care and Outreach
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Case Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Rachelle Ellis is a passionate advocate and human services professional who greatly values the role they play in helping students build the necessary skills to successfully navigate life challenges and build resilience. Rachelle’s guiding belief as a case manager and advocate is that all people have a right to information, autonomy, and support, so that they can be empowered to make informed decisions. Before joining the Health Promotion team, Rachelle worked as a Behavioral Health Counselor in the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. When not at work, Rachelle values time with family and friends, vegetable and herb gardening, hiking, watercolor painting, drawing, creating collages, and taking trips to the mountains.

Categories: Health Promotion
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Senior Disability Services Coordinator
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Brad Erbesfield joined the DRC’s staff as an Education Program Specialist in 2015. He became a Coordinator Assistant in July 2016 and was promoted to Senior Coordinator in December 2016. Before joining the DRC, Brad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child & Family Development with a certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership and a Master of Art degree in Nonprofit Organizations from the University of Georgia.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Administrative Services Manager
Work 247 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1131

Biographical Info

Kelsei Etchison serves as Administrative Services manager for the Office of Student Conduct and is responsible for handling the administrative functions of the Office, including providing front-line support to students, faculty/staff, and other constituents, supervising student workers, and working with the Office budget.  Kelsei brings over 8 years of experience in managing offices and developing administrative practices for companies and higher education.

A graduate of Middle Georgia State University, Kelsei received her B.A. from MGA in New Media and Communication with a specialization in film. Prior to assuming her current role, Kelsei worked in the Parks and Recreation Department for Macon-Bibb County, providing educational opportunities for the inner-city youth and creating relevant, fun and engaging programming for the local community to engage in.

Categories: Student Conduct
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Senior Coordinator Student AffairsStudent Transitions
Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students, Student Transitions
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Student Staff -Reception and Customer Service Office of the Dean of StudentsOffice of the Dean of Students
Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students
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Senior Disabilty Services Coordinator
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Faye Fleming joined the DRC in August 2019 as a Senior Coordinator. Faye attended UGA as a non-traditional student, graduating magna cum laude in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Faye went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia in 2016. Prior to joining the DRC, Faye worked for Advantage Behavioral Health Systems as an Intake Clinician, where she gained significant experience working with clients affected by mental health issues. Faye specializes in working with students who have psychological disabilities, but her caseload includes students with all types of disabilities.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Senior Coordinator of Technical Services
Work 121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2453
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Business Manager Student AffairsEngagement, Leadership, and Service
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Office of the Dean of Students, Student Transitions
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Senior Coordinator of Events
Work 102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-0315
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Psychologist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Title: Psychologist
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Personal Motto: Be honest, be kind, and be true to yourself.
Favorite Quotes: It’s hard to pick one. Here’s two of my favorite quotes that I think pair well together. The first I learned about through a former client; the quote is by Maya Angelou, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” The second is by Brené Brown, “Perfection is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield.”

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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Assistant to the Dean for Marketing and Communications
Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students
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Case Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Maggie Gibbs is a Licensed Master Social Worker who joined the CAPS staff in 2019. She earned her Bachelors & Masters degrees in Social Work from UGA and holds a pre-professional certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Maggie presently works as a Case Manager at CAPS. In this role, she provides collaborative support in connecting students to resources on campus and in the community. In her clinical work, Maggie practices from a narrative therapeutic approach, and her primary interests include identity work, exploration of gender & sexuality, trauma, multiculturalism, and disordered eating concerns.

Title: Case Manager
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: “We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: I am most content when I’m holding a cat or tending to my small garden of plants. I’m still lacking the ever elusive “green thumb,” but I enjoy the process nonetheless.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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Accommodated Testing Senior Proctor
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Annie Gibson joined the DRC’s staff as an Alternative Text Production Assistant in 2009. She was promoted to Senior Proctor in the Accommodated Testing Office in 2013. In her current position, Annie administers approved testing services for students with disabilities and communicates with faculty regarding testing. Annie is a certified yoga instructor and facilitates the DRC’s Quiet Mind Program. Through this program, Annie teaches relaxation techniques and exercises that promote emotional and physical wellbeing. Before joining the DRC, Annie earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy from UGA.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Nurse Practitioner University Health Center
Work Phone: 706-542-8654

Biographical Info

Mr. James Gibson joined the health center staff in 2020. Mr. Gibson has more than 30 years’ experience in Emergency and Family medicine and 20 years in Marine Corps rotary wing aviation. He is certified ACLS, BLS, PALs, and is a former Paramedic. His areas of interest are Emergency, Family, and Addictions medicine. He calls Athens home, having been a resident since 1973. Mr. Gibson’s interests include travel and photography.

Education:
BS: Exercise Physiology, University of Georgia
BSN: New York University School of Nursing
MSN: Brenau University
License: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Georgia
Member: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College Health Association

Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Blue
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Office Assistant
Work 210 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5867
Categories: International Student Life
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Nurse Practitioner University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8691

Biographical Info

Angela Greene joined the Health Center in March, 2021 as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.  Before joining the UHC staff, she was a provider in Public Health and Obstetric Gynecology private practice. She has over 20 years of experience in women’s health.

Education: Women’s Health NP, Emory University
Certification: National Certification Corporation
License: WHNP-BC, State of Georgia

Categories: UHC Gynecology Clinic
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Massage Therapist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

Biographical Info

Renildo Guimaraes (Rene) started his Massage Therapy education in Hong Kong in 1997 where he studied Reflexology, Aromatherapy, and Deep Tissue Massage. He also studied Thai Massage extensively in Bangkok, Thailand. Rene joined the Health Center staff as a Massage Therapist in 2007. He is a graduate of the American Institute of Massage in Pompano Beach. He is certified by the Georgia Massage Therapy Licensing Board. Rene is trained in a variety of massage techniques including Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Reflexology, Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, Neuromuscular Re-education, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy.
Medium to deep pressure

Categories: UHC Physical Therapy
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Senior Disability Services Coordinator
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Amanda Hales joined the DRC’s staff as an Administrative Assistant in 2008. She was promoted to a Coordinator in 2014. Currently, Amanda manages a caseload of students and serves as the DRC Scholarship Liaison. As the DRC Scholarship Liaison, Amanda helps plan the annual scholarship reception, disseminates information about DRC scholarships, and assists students with applying for the DRC’s scholarships.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Print & Copy Administrative Manager Print & Copy Services
Work 375 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8495
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Coordinator for Employee Experience Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8229
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Massage Therapist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

Biographical Info

Katrina Hardwick, a life-long Athenian, has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over ten years and joined the UHC staff in the summer of 2019. Katrina graduated from Herzing College in 2008 with her Associate’s Degree in Applied Medical Science-Massage Therapy. She is certified by the Georgia Massage Therapy Licensing Board. Katrina is trained in a variety of techniques including: Thai, neuromuscular, therapeutic, relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal, and sports massage. Katrina enjoys connecting with people, helping to empower them with exercise, yoga, and stress-management strategies to help them to become their best self.
Light to medium pressure.

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Office Manager/Administrative Manager I/Student Ombudsperson
Work 320 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8544
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dawn Healy joined the CAPS staff in 2013. She earned her MSW and BFA from the University of Georgia. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Before joining CAPS she worked in community mental health at Advantage Behavioral Health and more recently at Granville Health Systems. She utilizes a variety of approaches; cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, expressive art techniques, Mindfulness or supportive therapy depending on the needs of the person. She will work to build upon the strengths the client already possesses as well as learning new coping skills, new ways of communicating with friends and family and interrupting old behaviors that no longer foster wellbeing. Her areas of interest focus on relationships and personal growth to adjustment into college life and managing the challenges of graduate school. As a generalist she also works with individuals on depression, anxiety, trauma, family of origin, self esteem and assertiveness. Ms. Healy also enjoys spending time taking her dogs hiking, meditation/yoga, and creating pottery. Safe Space Ally


Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brené Brown
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: Spending time with my friends, my pets, and my family.  Whenever possible being outside or doing something creative brings me the most joy.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: “Things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” – Pema Chodron
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: When I’m not working, I’m happiest being outside, playing with my dogs, and catching up with friends and family who live far away. I’m almost always working on a creative project of some kind, usually with mixed results. And I love working on puzzles. Puzzles are so underrated.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dr. Erin Higgenbotham joined the CAPS staff in 2018. She holds a BS in Psychology from Wofford College and an MA in Counseling from Ball State University. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University. Dr. Higgenbotham completed her pre-doctoral internship at West Virginia University’s Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services and a clinical fellowship at Ohio State University’s Counseling and Consultation Service. Her areas of interest include developmental/identity concerns, social justice, adjustment and stress management, interpersonal/relationship concerns, mindfulness, working with students who identify as LGBTQ, family-of-origin concerns, outreach, and training/supervision.


Title: Psychologist
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: While I have many, I love this one – “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
What I do for Self-Care: Self-care is a very important part of my life and I engage in several ways. I spend time with friends and family. I bake. I hike with my dog. I meditate and take time to intentionally unwind. I listen to music and can often be found dancing around my house. And I spend time near and/or in water. Growing up near a lake, I find that one of the most restorative things I can do.

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Communications Intern International Student Life
Work 210 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5867
Categories: International Student Life
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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members, University Housing
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Psychiatrist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dr. Ellen House is a board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist at CAPS and is an Assistant Professor at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees at Yale University and then completed her adult and child psychiatry training at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospitals where she was affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She joins CAPS after being on faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where she was the Department of Psychiatry’s Master Clinical Teacher.


Title: Staff Psychiatrist
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Personal Motto: “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” – Fred Rogers
Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  – Maya Angelou

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Senior Coordinator for Facilities & Operations
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4293
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students, Tate Student Center
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Student Staff – Reception and Customer Service
Work 325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students
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Senior Coordinator for Campus Reservations
Work 121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-8023
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Coordinator for Event Services
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Director for Talent Management Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-8144

Biographical Info

As the Director for Talent Management, Kathryn is charged with supporting senior leaders, hiring authorities, and search committees across Student Affairs to identify data-informed staffing needs and develop and execute inclusive recruitment plans and processes. She also oversees wide-ranging efforts, including division-level onboarding, HR operations, engagement, professional learning, etc., to enhance the holistic employee experience, promote the retention and growth of employees, and advance a diverse and inclusive culture.

Prior to Student Affairs, she spent over three and a half years in UGA’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations serving on their Talent Management team, as well as time in private sector recruitment. She is proud to have earned her B.A. in Marketing from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business (Go Dawgs!) and is native to the Athens area. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, her Shih Tzu, Crosby, and uncovering new ways to explore Athens.

Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Material Services Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8580

Biographical Info

Bill is the Material Services Manager for the University Health Center. He received his MBA from Brenau University in 1996. A Native of Chicago, Ill., he joined the staff in 1992 after serving six years as an officer in the United Sates Navy. Bill became familiar with Athens while stationed as a student at the Navy Supply Corps. Among other duties, he currently is responsible for the Financial Reporting, Purchasing, Auditing, Warehousing and Communication services, and support for the Health Center.

Categories: UHC Finance and Support Services
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Senior Administrative Manager
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Sarah Kesler joined the Disability Resource Center’s staff as an Administrative Associate in 2008. Currently, she serves as the Senior Administrative Manager for the DRC and University Testing Services. In this role, she manages budgets and human resources processes within the DRC and UTS and functions as a member of the leadership team, providing logistical support to both departments. Before joining the DRC, Sarah earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Athens Technical College and worked in UGA’s Accounts Payable Department.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Administrative Manager
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Sarah Kesler joined the DRC’s staff as the Assistant to the Director in 2008. Currently, Sarah serves as the Administrative Manager for the DRC and University Testing Services. She assists the Director of the DRC with the administration of programs and services, manages various budgets within the DRC and UTS, and functions as the DRC’s Office Manager. Before joining the DRC, Sarah earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Athens Technical College and worked in UGA’s Accounts Payable Department. Prior to her career at UGA, Sarah worked in private accounting.

Categories: University Testing Services
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Test Administration Assistant UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Work Phone: 706-542-3183
Categories: University Testing Services
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University Testing Services
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183
Categories: University Testing Services
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Associate Director of the Tate Student Center and Director of Campus Reservations, Events & Technical Services
Work 121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-8020
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Pharmacist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-9979

Biographical Info

Dr. Daniel Kirkland has been serving the UGA community as a member of the pharmacy staff since 2018. He completed his undergraduate studies at both South Georgia State College and later the University of Georgia. He obtained his PharmD from the UGA College of Pharmacy, graduating in 2015 with Magna Cum Laude honors as well as a Rho Chi Society member. Safe Space Ally.

Categories: UHC Pharmacy
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Information Technology Manager
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Austin Kovarik joined the DRC’s staff as a Support Technician for the Assistive Technology Lab in 2008. He quickly transitioned to an IT Leadership position in University Testing Services. Austin then rejoined the DRC as Information Technology Manager in 2011. In his current position, Austin oversees all technology in the DRC including network connectivity, data security, staff workstations, student loaner equipment, and IT staff. He has in-depth experience with information systems. Prior to his career at UGA, Austin worked for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, one of the largest media companies in the world.

Categories: Disability Resource Center, Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members
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Business Services Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8638

Biographical Info

Shannon is the Business Services Manager for the University Health Center. She received her B.S. from the State University of West Georgia in 1999 and became a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in 2009. Shannon and her husband moved to Oconee County in 2004, and she joined the UHC staff in November of 2007, after working in the private medical sector for 7+ years. Among other duties, she is responsible for managing accounts receivable; oversight of medical billing; serving as a liaison with UGA Human Resources in managing the university student health insurance plan (SHIP); and coordinating UHC managed care in-network insurance operations.

Categories: UHC Finance and Support Services
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Graduate Assistant UGA Student AffairsPride Center
Work 221 Memorial Hall, Athens, GA 30602 Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4077
Categories: Pride Center
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Staff Clinician University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dr. Jessica (Jessi) Langley is a Staff Clinician with CAPS. She holds a BS in Experimental Psychology from The University of South Carolina Upstate and a MA in Clinical Psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Dr. Langley completed her pre-doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology at Florida State University in the University Counseling Center. She earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at The University of Georgia in CAPS. Dr. Langley’s professional areas of interest include (1) adjustment for traditional age, undergraduate students, (2) social anxiety, (3) family-of-origin concerns, (4) group therapy, (5) outreach, and (6) training/supervision.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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Graduate Advisor for UGA Miracle
Work 153 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4612
Categories: Greek Life
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Senior Test Administration Specialist
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Jimmy Lim joined the DRC’s staff in February 2016 as a Student Proctor and currently works in Accommodated Testing as a Senior Test Administration Specialist. Jimmy supports students registered with the DRC by providing testing accommodations and proctoring exams. He also works closely with faculty and staff and supervises student workers in the Accommodated Testing Office. Jimmy graduated from the University of Georgia, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English while also minoring in Film Studies.

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Administrative Specialist UGA Student AffairsPride Center
Work 221 Memorial Hall, Athens, GA 30602 Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4077
Categories: Pride Center
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Business Services Assistant Manager University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-0219

Biographical Info

Michelle is the Business Services Assistant Manager for the University Health Center. She received her BS from the Medical College of Georgia in Dental Hygiene in 1983 and previously worked and acquired RDH licenses in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. In addition, Michelle worked as a faculty member at MCG in Augusta in 1996. Michelle earned a Master of Business Administration from Augusta State University in 1990 and used her expertise in establishing and building a medical specialty practice in the private sector in Athens from 2000-2012. Michelle became part of the UHC family in 2014. Her responsibilities include credentialing and establishing network status with insurance companies, maintaining interactive communication and resolution of complaints with students and parents on billing issues, training new staff within the business services department, and auditing provider coding and documentation for accuracy and appropriateness.

Categories: UHC Finance and Support Services
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Front Desk Specialist
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Tammie Martin joined the DRC’s staff as a Front Desk Assistant in 2014. Tammie now serves as Front Desk Specialist which is the DRC’s initial point of contact. She communicates with students, parents, professors, and members of the community via telephone and in person whenever they contact the DRC. She also assists the DRC’s staff with maintaining student records. Before joining the DRC, Tammie worked in UGA’s Office of Student Financial Aid. Prior to her career at UGA, Tammie worked 10 years for the Clarke County School District.

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Graduate Assistant
Work 210 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5867
Categories: International Student Life
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Senior Test Administration Specialist UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183
Categories: University Testing Services
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Assistive Technology Specialist
Work Phone: 706-542-8719
Categories: Disability Resource Center
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UGA OneCard Office Manager
Work 309 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8555
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Customer Service Representative Print & Copy Services
Work 375 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3040
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Office Assistant
Work 210 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5867
Categories: International Student Life
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Scoring and Testing Services Coordinator
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183

Biographical Info

Jackie Mitchell joined the UTS staff as a Psychometric Assistant in 2011. Prior to joining UTS, Jackie earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work from UGA.

Categories: University Testing Services
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Budget Specialist
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Eileen Moore joined the DRC’s staff as an Administrative Assistant in 2001. Currently, Eileen serves as the DRC’s Budget Specialist. She coordinates notetaker sign-up and payment, handles purchasing and payment processing, assists with monitoring departmental accounts, and prepares budget reports. Additionally, Eileen processes deposits and payments, including scholarships, through the DRC’s Foundation accounts.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Administrative Associate for Medical Services University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-0206
Categories: UHC Administration
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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members, University Housing
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Accountant Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work Phone: 706-542-1044
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Clinical Nurse Specialist University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Personal Motto: “Have courage, and be kind.”
What Led me to Become a Psychiatric Nurse: I became a psychiatrist nurse to help bring quality of life to someone that is suffering.
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: I love spending time with my family and pets.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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Administrative Associate II Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work Phone: 706-542-8514
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Business Manager III Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work Phone: 706-542-3696
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, SA 2025 Plan - Advising Model Members
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Office of the Dean of Students
Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Office of the Dean of Students, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Licensed Dispensing Optician, Vision Clinic University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5617

Biographical Info

With 10+ years of optical and optometric experience, Shaina (she/her/hers) joined the University Health Center Vision Clinic in 2021. As a Georgia State Board Licensed Optician, she works closely with the clinic’s doctors and staff to educate patients on the importa