STUDENT AFFAIRS STAFF DIRECTORY

306 Memorial Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-3564

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

Biographical Info

Dr. Michelle G. Cook is the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Georgia. Cook began her career at UGA in 1998 and has served in several key administrative roles. She has led the university in building strategies to support students and help them maximize their potential. She has long served as both assistant and associate dean for student affairs in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, coordinating student orientation, academic advising, student academic awards, and graduation. Cook established the Office of Transfer Student Services—the first of its kind at UGA—to help transfer students transition into UGA’s learning environment. Cook also served as the inaugural Franklin Residential College dean, launching UGA’s first residential learning community, in conjunction with University Housing.

More recently, Cook served as the Senior Vice Provost where she made significant contributions in terms of recruitment, retention, and success of students from underrepresented backgrounds. She also has a wealth of experience in strategic planning. Cook co-chaired the development of the university’s 2025 Strategic Plan and chaired the Presidential Task Force on Student Services and Support, which recommended the creation of Dawg Source, a one-stop shop for student services at UGA. As vice president, Cook oversees a division comprising 16 departments and 600 full-time staff members, whose purpose is to support students through a wide range of services and programs that promote an environment in which all students can thrive.

Prior to being named associate provost in 2011, Cook served as an associate dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, where she was responsible for student academic affairs. She oversaw the college’s Office of Academic Advising, Graduation Certification Office, and launched the Office for Transfer Academic Success. She is an affiliate faculty member in the Institute for African American Studies and the Institute for Women’s Studies. She also is a member of the Foot Soldiers Project faculty. Cook was the inaugural dean of the Franklin Residential College, where she served for three years, and was a 2008 faculty-in-residence at the UGA at Oxford program in Oxford, England.

Cook holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University, a master’s degree in African-American Studies from Yale University and a doctorate in history from Duke University.

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

Biographical Info

Eric Atkinson serves as Dean of Students at the University of Georgia. He is responsible for overseeing the following departments:

  • Engagement, Leadership, and Service
  • Greek Life
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Transitions
  • Student Veterans Resource Center
  • Tate Student Center
  • University Housing

He is also a member of the University’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC), the Freedom of Expression Team, and co-teaches a First Year Odyssey (FYO) seminar with President Morehead.

Eric received his undergraduate degree from Troy State University 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
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.

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Associate Vice President for Student Well-being UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

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.

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Associate Vice President UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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, Pride Center, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
207 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3028

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As Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, Annie Carlson Welch focuses her work on strategic planning, co-curricular learning, building academic partnerships, and supporting assessment and accreditation efforts for the division. This includes oversight of research initiatives and data management to create a culture of continuous improvement. Additionally, Annie manages the university’s student complaints portal and assists the Vice President with the student sexual misconduct appellate process.

Annie represents Student Affairs across the university through the establishment of new partnerships and service to the university. She is a member of University Council, serves on the university’s Strategic Planning Committee, and is a member of the Active Learning Management Team, UGA’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

Annie’s professional background covers a breadth of academic and student affairs roles from undergraduate research to assessment, academic advising, student engagement, and fraternity/sorority life. She’s worked at institutions across the country, including NC State University, Wake Forest University, the University of Oregon, and Florida State University.

Annie earned a M.S. in higher education from Florida State University and a B.A. in history and anthropology from the University of Illinois. She is a current doctoral student in the McBee Institute of Higher Education.

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Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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, Dr. Jackson 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.

Dr. Jackson 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.

Dr. Jackson 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 the Leadership Georgia Class of 2020-2021.

Stan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in higher education administration, and a Ph.D. in higher education, all from the University of Georgia. 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.

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Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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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Director of the Pride Center Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
404 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4077

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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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Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Tate Student Center
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: Dean of Students, Sa 2025 Plan - Initiative Leads Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team, Tate Student Center
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Director of the Disability Resource Center UGA Student AffairsDisability Resource Center / University Testing Services
114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

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.

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Executive Director of the University Health Center

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Dr. Martha Dannenbaum is the Executive Director of the University Health Center at The University of Georgia. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University (BA-Biology) and the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio (MD), with a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology completed at the University of Oklahoma. She is Board Certified by the American Board of OB/Gyn (ABOG) and was in private practice as an OB/Gyn in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 15 years. Prior to coming to UGA, she spent 17 years at Texas A&M University Student Health Services, with the last 15 of those years in the role of Director. Dr. Dannenbaum is passionate about innovative quality improvement work focused on holistic student well-being.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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Executive Director of University Housing UGA Student AffairsUniversity Housing
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.

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Associate Dean of Students UGA Student AffairsStudent Conduct
247 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1131

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Barrett Malone serves as Associate Dean of Students within the Division of Student Affairs. In this role, Barrett provides administrative oversight and supervision to three departments, including Student Conduct, Greek Life, and the Student Veterans Resource Center. He also chairs the University’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC) and is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.

Barrett previously served the University as Director for the Office of Student Conduct and was responsible for planning, implementation, evaluation and oversight of the University’s student conduct system. He also facilitated and served as the Hearing Officer for sexual misconduct hearings and coordinated and monitored appeals of all University judicial hearings.

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 joining the Division of Student Affairs, Barrett worked in the sports communications department at 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: Dean of Students, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Director of Student Transitions Student AffairsStudent Transitions
Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

Dr. 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 an Ed.D in Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Georgia, Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial engineering Technology from Kennesaw State University (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University). Her research and professional interest areas include supervision, student involvement, biracial/multiracial student experience, and support of students in transition.

Categories: Dean of Students, Student Affairs Leadership Team, Student Transitions
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Senior Director of Development UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
238 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2623

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Student Affairs is comprised of 16 departments that provide incredible programs, services and scholarships to our diverse student population. Many of our initiatives are made possible by the generous gifts from alumni, foundations and friends of the university. As the senior director of development, I serve as the chief fundraising officer for the vice president and our department directors and colleagues, and I partner with them to ensure their priorities are financially solvent through private and annual giving.

I graduated from the university in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History, and I proudly proclaim myself a product of the programs and services supported by Student Affairs. Without them, I would not have been prepared to achieve post-graduate success. I am honored and tremendously excited to be back at my beloved Alma Mater, and look forward to establishing many new relationships with folks who share my enthusiasm and appreciation for Student Affairs!

Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Director of Student Veterans Resource Center UGA Student AffairsStudent Veterans Resource Center
Work Phone: 706-542-9629

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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.

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Director of Student Care and Outreach Student Care and Outreach
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774

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Carrie Smith serves as the Director of 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.

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Director of Greek Life UGA Student AffairsGreek Life
153 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4612

Biographical Info

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.

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Assistant Director for Pride Center UGA Student AffairsPride Center
221 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4077
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Clinic Manager and Registered Nurse, Medical Clinic Red and Sports Medicine, Medical Clinic Blue University Health Center
55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8636

Biographical Info

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Blue
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Assistant Director & Advisor to NPHC & MGC
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.
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Assistant Director
481 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6812
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Assistant Director & Advisor to the Interfraternity Council UGA Student AffairsGreek Life
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.

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Director of Student Conduct
247 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1131

Biographical Info

Rebecca serves as the Director for the Office of Student Conduct, providing oversight and leadership for the University’s student conduct system. Rebecca facilitates the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy/Title IX hearings, and serves as a member of the Division of Student Affairs’ Leadership team and also the University’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council.

Prior to assuming the Director role, Rebecca served as the Associate Director for the Office of Student Conduct at the University of Georgia.  Her responsibilities included managing all incoming referrals and reports to the office regarding the University’s student conduct process. She was responsible for resolving alleged violations of UGA’s code of conduct and for oversight of all case assignments, budget management, office supervision, and for coordination of the office’s outreach and education initiatives.

Rebecca received a B.A. from LaGrange College, a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members, Student Affairs Leadership Team, Student Conduct
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Director of Recreational Sports
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.

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Clinic Manager and Registered Nurse for the Gynecology Clinic University Health Center
55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8691

Biographical Info

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: UHC Gynecology Clinic
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Lead Physician for the Gynecology Clinic University Health Center
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

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Physician University Health Center
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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Interim Senior Director Medical Services; Physician University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8691

Biographical Info

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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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

Biographical Info

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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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

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

Biographical Info

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
55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-9979

Biographical Info

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
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

Biographical Info

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
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8634

Biographical Info

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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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

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

Biographical Info

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
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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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

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

Biographical Info

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 University Health Center
55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5617

Biographical Info

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

Categories: UHC Vision Clinic
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Optometrist University Health Center
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

Categories: UHC Vision Clinic
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Vision Clinic Manager University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5617
Categories: UHC Vision Clinic
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Director of International Student Life
210 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5867
Categories: International Student Life, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Associate Director for Programs
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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Director of Multicultural Services and Programs University of Georgia Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
404 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5773

Biographical Info

Wanda L. Johnson is the Director 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 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.

Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Business Manager II
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Senior Associate Director for Facilities
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Physician University Health Center
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
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
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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Blue
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Senior Program Coordinator
Work Phone: 706-542-5773
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Assistant Director of Disability Services
114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

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.

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Marketing & Communications Manager
201 Ramsey Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Assistant Director for Aquatics
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
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Assistant Director of Disability Services
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.

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Assistant Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

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.

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Assistant Director for Competitive Sports
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Lead Physician, Primary Care; Lead Physician, Medical Clinic Red and Sports Medicine University Health Center
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 Medical Clinic Red / Sports Medicine
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Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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IT Manager
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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Assistant Director of Accommodated Testing and Alternative Formats
114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Tori Whitaker joined the DRC’s staff in 2014 as a Senior Proctor in the Accommodated Testing Office. After several promotions, she now serves as the Senior Accommodated Testing & Alternative Text Coordinator. In this role, Tori administers approved testing services for students with disabilities, communicates with faculty regarding testing, and supervises the Accommodated Testing Office’s student and clerical workers. She also oversees the Alternative Text unit, which produces print materials in alternative formats. Before joining the DRC’s staff, Tori earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Georgia in 2014.

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Senior Programming Coordinator International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Clinic Manager and Registered Nurse for Medical Clinics Gold and Green University Health Center
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.

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

Biographical Info

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

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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
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

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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

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

Biographical Info

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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Senior Coordinator for Competitive Sports
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Maintenance Foreman
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Senior Operations Supervisor
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Coordinator for Facility Operations
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
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Senior Coordinator for Competitive Sports
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
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
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Actitivities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Member Services Coordinator
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Senior Programming Coordinator International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness University of Georgia
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Senior Coordinator Multicultural Services & Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation
201 Ramsey Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Coordinator for Facility Operations
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Senior Coordinator for Aquatics
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens Georgia 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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IT Professional Associate
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Physician University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8650

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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

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Physician Assistant University Health Center
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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Administrative Specialist International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Administrative Specialist University of GeorgiaMulticultural Services and Programs | Pride Center
Work Phone: 706-542-5683
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs, Pride Center
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Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Actitivities Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Graduate Assistant for Facility Operations
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens Georgia 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Graduate Assistant for Aquatics
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
55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8703

Biographical Info

Missy Jackson, WHNP-BC, joined our staff in August 2016. She has 25 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.

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Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens Georgia 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
Categories: Recreational Sports
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Graduate Assistant for Marketing
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities Athens Georgia 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5060
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Clinic Manager and Registered Nurse, Medical Clinic Red and Sports Medicine, Medical Clinic Blue University Health Center
55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8636

Biographical Info

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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

Biographical Info

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

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Physician Assistant University Health Center
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
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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Student Assistant Multicultural Services and Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Graduate Assistant International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Community Outreach, Health Promotion Department University Health Center
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
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

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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Department Manager and Assessment Specialist, Health Promotion Department and The Fontaine Center University Health Center
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
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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: UHC Allergy Travel Clinic
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Student Assistant Multicultural Services and Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Office Assistant International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Associate Director of Clinical Services University Health Center
55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

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 University Health Center
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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Student Assistant Multicultural Services and Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Director of Information and Administrative Services University Health Center
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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: UHC Administration, UHC Information and Administrative Services
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Office Assistant International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Dental Clinic Manager University Health Center
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
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
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
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1162
Categories: UHC Administration
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Student Assistant Multicultural Services and Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Office Assistant International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Communications Intern International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Diagnostic Services – Laboratory Manager University Health Center
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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Office Assistant International Student Life
Categories: International Student Life
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Communications Intern
Categories: International Student Life
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Diagnostic Services, Assistant Laboratory Manager University Health Center
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.

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Office Assistant
210 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5867
Categories: International Student Life
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Diagnostic Services – Radiology Manager University Health Center
55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8658
Categories: UHC Diagnostic Services
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Student Assistant Multicultural Services and Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Associate Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Service
102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6265
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Data Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Senior Coordinator for Student Activities
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 Student Engagement
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
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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Graduate Assistant for the Student Government Association
102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Business Manager Student AffairsEngagement, Leadership, and Service
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
102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Senior Coordinator for Leadership
102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30606 Work Phone: 706-583-0831
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Assistant Director for Community Engagement
102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6398
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Graduate Assistant for Student Activities
102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-6396
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Student Assistant Multicultural Services and Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773
Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Senior Coordinator for Student Engagement
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
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
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
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-0644
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Position Management and Credentialing Specialist University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-0206
Categories: UHC Administration
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Administrative Associate II UGA OneCard OfficeTate Student Center
309 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 USA Work Phone: 706-542-8555
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Psychiatrist University Health Center
Work Phone: 706-542-2273
Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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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
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
102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8546
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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Administrative Associate for Support Services University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8720
Categories: UHC Administration
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WUOG Station Engineer
313 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8475
Categories: Engagement, Leadership, and Service
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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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Assistant Director of University Testing Services UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
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
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8650
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Associate Director of Training University Health Center
55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

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

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
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
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 / World Professional Association for Transgender Health certified mental health provider University Health Center
55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dr. Shannon M Bowles holds a BA with distinction in Sociology and an MEd in Counselor Education with an emphasis in student affairs practice in higher education from the University of Virginia. She 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 earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University, has been licensed as a psychologist in the state of Georgia since 2009, and joined CAPS staff in 2010. Her areas of interest include student affairs administration; the first-generation college student experience; psychotherapy for family of origin concerns; alcohol and other drug assessment, treatment, and recovery in the college student population; and working with sexual and gender diverse individuals. Dr. Bowles is a World Professional Association for Transgender Health certified provider.

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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Assistant Director of Information Technology University Health Center
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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Healthy Relationship/Sexual Health Education Coordinator University Health Center
55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Aspen Brown is the Healthy Relationship/Sexual Health Education Coordinator for Health Promotion. She holds a BA in theatre from Georgia College & State University and a master’s in public health from Baylor University. Prior to joining UGA, Aspen could be found in all corners of Gwinnett County facilitating interactive early learning, health & wellness, and literacy programming. She is passionate about helping people make positive life choices for healthy life outcomes. When she’s not hopping around campus, Aspen can be found enjoying live theatre, going for walks, and roller skating.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: Health Promotion
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Licensed Dispensing Optician University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5617

Biographical Info

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: UHC Vision Clinic
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Senior Test Administration Specialist
Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183

Biographical Info

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.

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Alcohol & Other Drugs Well-Being Coordinator University Health Center
55 Carlton Street GA Athens 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Graduated from UGA in 2022 from the College of Public Health. In this role, she will be providing alcohol and other drug education/outreach on campus and organize substance free alternative events on campus. In addition, she will help advise the Fontaine Peer Educators. When she’s not studying and learning about alcohol and other drug trends, she’s cooking or exploring fun coffee spots around Athens.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: Health Promotion
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Community of Care Coordinator UGA Student AffairsStudent Care and Outreach
318 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8479
Categories: Student Care and Outreach
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Assistant Director for Tate Facilities & Operations
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
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Dean of Students
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Behavioral Health Case Manager
Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Hank is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist, joining the CAPS staff in September 2023. Prior to his employment with CAPS he worked in a variety of settings including community behavioral health, private practice, and school-based mental health serving children and adolescents. An alumnus of the University of Georgia, Hank obtained degrees in Psychology and Exercise & Sports Science in 2017 before returning in 2018-19 to pursue additional education in Studio Art. He completed his Masters studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia and obtained a M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy in 2021. Hank approaches the therapy space from a client-centered perspective, utilizing interventions and strategies that are informed by a variety of theoretical frameworks to best meet his clients’ needs.

My Pronouns: He/Him/His

What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: I enjoy being an artist, primarily working to create functional ceramic wares, and spending time with family and friends.

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Senior Alternative Formats & Accommodations Coordinator
114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

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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Senior Accommodations Coordinator
Clark Howell Hall Room 114 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Rebecca Carter-Gunby joined the Disability Resource Center’s staff as a senior disability services coordinator in November 2022. She previously worked at the University of North Georgia as an academic advisor and then as the coordinator of Student Accessibility Services. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a certificate in Human Development and Disability from UGA in 2014. After beginning her career in higher education at UGA post-graduation, Rebecca moved across the pond to complete a Master of Arts in Disability Studies and Global Development at the University of Leeds in the UK.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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SVRC Staff Member Student Veterans Resource Center
Work Phone: 706-542-7872
Categories: Student Veterans Resource Center
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Vet Met Counselor
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. Liz also serves as an embedded clinician at the College of Veterinary Medicine and is part of the AAVMC’s Veterinary Mental Health Professionals (VMHP); a specialized group focused on vet med wellbeing.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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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Nutrition Education Coordinator – Registered Dietitian University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Anthony Chiu is the Nutrition Education Coordinator the University Health Center. He graduated from UGA in 2016, and completed his dietetic internship through Yale New Haven Hospital. He worked as a clinical dietitian with Piedmont Healthcare, and as corporate nutritionist for a major fast food company before coming back to UGA. In this role, Anthony provides nutrition education/ outreach events to students, as well leads cooking classes in the Nutrition Kitchen. When he is not studying to earn his master’s degree, Anthony can be found cooking new recipes, getting over his fear of heights by bouldering, or running around Athens to train for his first marathon (but more likely he’s at home playing video games).

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: Health Promotion
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Coordinator for Event Services
121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4649
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Psychologist University Health Center
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. His current clinical interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), supervision, adjustment and stress disorders, relationship issues, substance abuse, and mindfulness.

My Pronouns: He/Him/His

Favorite Quote: In my therapy 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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Licensed Clinical Social Worker University Health Center
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 who joined the CAPS staff in 2010. Ms. Coghlan earned a BS in Sociology from Georgia Southern University and a MSW from University of Georgia. She is a generalist practitioner specializing in treating adjustment, eating disorders and body image, LGBTQ+ issues and trauma (sexual, emotional, physical, and religious). Ms. Coghlan is certified in Religious Trauma Studies through the Global Center for Religious Research. She works collaboratively with students who wish to integrate their faith/spirituality in a way that aligns with their values. Ms. Coghlan practices from a trauma-informed perspective.

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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Case Manager
Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Sarah Comito, a Licensed Master Social Worker, joined CAPS in June 2023 after earning her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Georgia in May 2023. In her role as a Case Manager, Sarah connects students to mental health resources and provides individual therapy. Sarah is dedicated to supporting students dealing with general and social anxiety, as well as assisting them in exploring identity, self-esteem, interpersonal, and relational concerns. Her focus on accessibility and outreach is evident in her efforts to ensure students have access to necessary mental health resources.

Sarah’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is demonstrated through her completion of the Dawg Ally program, promoting health equity for all students.

My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite quote: “We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass

What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: I am happiest spending time with my dog and cat, trying out new restaurants with my partner, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to new places.

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Administrative Specialist
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Student Veterans Resource Center Staff Member UGA Student AffairsStudent Veterans Resource Center
Work Phone: 706-542-7872
Categories: Student Veterans Resource Center
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Lead Behavioral Health Care Manager University Health Center
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 the Lead Behavioral Health Care Manager within the Gold Clinic, 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, and solution-focused therapies.

My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: My family and I do activities together, like playing card games at dinner or, lately, going to UGA athletic events!

What I do for Self-Care: My self-care involves activities that help me to be present and to reduce stress: cooking for my family, reading on my lunch breaks, and walking outside.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), UHC Medical Clinic Gold
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Graduate Assistant for Governing Councils
153 Tate Student Center Georgia Athens 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4612
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Triage Clinician / PD Co-Responder University Health Center
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.

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System Administrator 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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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
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Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dr. Jeffrey Dunkerley II joined the CAPS staff in 2023 as a staff psychologist. He earned a BS in Psychology and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. He has specialized training in treating OCD and anxiety related disorders through Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy. Other areas of interest include identity development, trauma, challenges of adjustment, interpersonal concerns, family of origin concerns, social justice, and stress management. He utilizes a variety of techniques to empower students in order for them to reach achieve their goals and thrive.

My Pronouns: He/Him/His

What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: I am happiest playing with my dog, cycling, playing or watching soccer, reading, and hanging out with friends.

What I do for Self-Care: Cycling for several hours has always helped me reset and provides me the opportunity to get outside and explore the surrounding areas.

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Coordinator for Campus Reservations
121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-582-3570
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Accommodations Coordinator
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
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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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Human Resources Specialist
Work Phone: 706-542-1162
Categories: UHC Administration
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Senior Accommodations Coordinator
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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Senior Coordinator Student AffairsStudent Transitions
Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

As a Senior Coordinator for the Department of Student Transitions, Taylor supports the Dawg Camp Extended Orientation program. Dawg Camp allows participants to meet other incoming students and connect with current campus leaders in the spirit of UGA’s history and traditions over the course of multiple days. Dawg Camp provides a foundation for a successful college experience by exposing participants to student life, exploring common transition topics, and engaging in fun and dynamic activities. Taylor also works to help support various office initiatives to advance the mission and goals of the Department of Student Transitions.

Taylor received her B.A. in Communication Studies, with a minor in Psychology from UNC Charlotte, and her M.Ed. in Student Affairs from the University of West Georgia. One of my favorite parts of working at UGA is the relationships and support I am able to provide new and returning students. She is dedicated to student development, community building, and student success. She is looking forward to continue executing programs to best support students during their transitions. She loves Taylor Swift, spending time at the beach and going to visit family and friends in North Carolina!

Categories: Dean of Students, Student Transitions
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Nurse Practitioner
Work Phone: 706-542-8650

Biographical Info

Ann has worked at UHC in both full and part time capacities since 2014. After serving in the US Air Force, she graduated with a BSN in 1996 and then obtained her Masters with her specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner from MCG in 2002. Since that time, she has worked in various positions in the Athens community, including the Emergency Department at Athens Regional Medical Center and as an NP/First Assistant for Dr. Robert Cannon. Upon Dr. Cannon’s recent retirement, Ann returns to the Health Center in a full-time position after filling a PRN position for the past several years.

Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Gold
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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
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Senior Coordinator of Technical Services
121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2453
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Senior Coordinator of Events
102 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-0315
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Psychologist / Advanced Doctoral Practicum Coordinator University Health Center
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.”

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Growth Marketing Manager
Work Phone: 706-542-3564
Categories: Dean of Students, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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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Nurse Practitioner University Health Center
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.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

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

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Web Developer UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work Phone: 706-542-1031
Categories: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Massage Therapist University Health Center
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

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Senior Accommodations Coordinator
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
375 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8495
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Assistant Director for Talent Management Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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
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
320 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8544
Categories: Dean of Students, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Physician Assistant University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8650

Biographical Info

Stephen Hartle joined the University Health Center in November 2022. A Georgia native, he graduated from Kennesaw State University before attending NOVA Southeastern in Orlando for PA school. Prior to coming to UGA, Stephen worked in the Urgent Care and Primary Care settings. He is excited to bring his experience to student health at the UHC.

Education: Master of Medical Science, NOVA Southeastern University
Bachelor’s in Exercise and Health Science, Kennesaw State University
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
License: Physician Assistant, State of Georgia

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker / MSW Training Coordinator University Health Center
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.

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Senior Accommodations Coordinator
Clark Howell Hall Rm 114 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

Kayla Heider joined the Disability Resource Center’s staff as a senior disability services coordinator in November 2022. Previously, she served more than eight years at the University of North Georgia Oconee Campus as the Test Facilitator for Student Accessibility Services. Kayla earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University in 2021. Kayla is currently working on a MEd in Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development) at UGA, her cohort is set to graduate Summer of 2024.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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RSVP Advocate University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Callie Heintzman is the full-time advocate for Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention. She has a master’s in Human Development and Family Science with an emphasis in Child Life, which she obtained here at the University of Georgia, fulfilling her status as a double dawg. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist and worked in a pediatric emergency department in New York City for four years, providing advocacy, education, and support to patients and their families in crisis. She spent the last year working for a nonprofit organization that helps strengthen and support families in the Athens area community. She is thrilled to return to the UGA campus and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with students through the RSVP program. Callie is passionate about fostering resilience and posttraumatic growth, as well as helping individuals recognize their own strengths. In her free time, Callie enjoys knitting and crocheting, as well as spending time with her two dogs – Fred and Ethel.

Categories: Health Promotion
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Budget & Finance Manager University Health Center
55 Carlton Street GA Athens 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5531
Categories: UHC Administration, UHC Finance and Support Services
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Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Well-Being Coordinator University Health Center
55 Carlton Street GA Athens 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8690

Biographical Info

Bethany Hight is the Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Well-Being Coordinator for Health Promotion. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University & and master’s in Public Health from Georgia State University. Prior to this position, Bethany worked on the Health Science Campus of UGA in the Clinical and Translational Science Unit doing recruitment for studies. In 2021, she worked at the Gwinnett County Health Department as a health educator for STI and HIV. She plans on pursing her Doctorate within the next couple of years in Family and Consumer Science. When she is not working, Bethany enjoys going to the gym, finding new ways to be creative, and unwinds with some reality tv!

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: Health Promotion
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Coordinator for Event Services
Work Phone: 706-542-9109
Categories: Tate Student Center
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University Housing
Work Phone: 706-542-1421
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Psychiatrist University Health Center
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
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4293
Categories: Dean of Students, Tate Student Center
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Nutrition Counselor-Registered Dietitian University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8650

Biographical Info

Caroline Hughes joined the UGA Health Center in September of 2022 as a Nutrition Counselor. She is a two-time UGA graduate who first graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and later a Master’s in Nutritional Sciences. She then completed her Dietetic Internship at Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to her arrival at UGA, she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. She specializes in eating disorders, diabetes, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy. In her spare time, she values spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys the beach and cheering on the Dawgs.

Categories: UHC Medical Clinic Green
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Student Staff – Reception and Customer Service
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774
Categories: Dean of Students
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Senior Coordinator for Campus Reservations
121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-8023
Categories: Tate Student Center
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Dental Hygienist
Work Phone: 706-542-8700
Categories: UHC Dental Clinic
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Director for Talent Management Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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.

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Work Phone: 706-542-9979

Biographical Info

Dr. Matson Keiser has been serving the UGA community as a member of the pharmacy staff since 2022. He completed his undergraduate studies at Shorter University and later obtained his PharmD from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2018.

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Administrative Services Manager
247 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-1131
Categories: Student Conduct
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Material Services Manager University Health Center
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.

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Senior Administrative Manager
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.

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

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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.

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Associate Director of the Tate Student Center and Director of Campus Reservations, Events & Technical Services
121 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-8020
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Pharmacist University Health Center
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
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
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
221 Memorial Hall, Athens, GA 30602 Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4077
Categories: Pride Center
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Psychologist / Group Coordinator University Health Center
55 Carlton Street Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273

Biographical Info

Dr. Jessica (Jessi) Langley is a Staff Psychologist and Group Coordinator 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) general adjustment for traditional age, undergraduate students, (2) group therapy, (3) access/triage care, (4) social anxiety, (5) training/supervision, and (6) outreach.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
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Graduate Advisor for UGA Miracle
153 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-4612
Categories: Greek Life
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Senior Test Administration Specialist
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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Senior Accommodations Coordinator UGA Student AffairsDisability Resource Center
Clark Howell Hall Room 111 Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719
Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Business Services Assistant Manager University Health Center
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
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.

Categories: Disability Resource Center
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Senior Test Administration Specialist UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183
Categories: University Testing Services
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