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SARC Staff

Kelly Woodruff, Director

Kelly Woodruff  (she/her/hers) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Armstrong State University and a Master of Education degree in Adult Education and Community Leadership from Armstrong. Kelly began working in the Office of Disability Services at Armstrong in 2006.  She oversees and directs all operations for the department on the Savannah, Statesboro, and Liberty  campuses.  Kelly can be reached by email at kwoodruff@georgiasouthern.edu.

Anna Marie Reich, Associate Director

Anna Marie has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Georgia State University and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and has many years of experience in the field of Disability Services. She provides retention related services and assists in overseeing and directing the operations of the department. Anna Marie can be reached by email at areich@georgiasouthern.edu.

Jonathan B. Davis, Assistant Director

Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. He provides information about disability related services and documentation requirements to current and prospective students, parents, and high school staff. He meets with students to discuss accommodation needs, reviews supporting medical and psychological documentation, and approves accommodations for eligible students. Jonathan’s career in higher education includes experience in residence life, recruitment and admissions, student activities, academic advising and accessibility services. Jonathan can be reached by email at jbdavis@georgiasouthern.edu.

Joette “Jo” Jones, Assistant Director

Jo has a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Armstrong College and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She is responsible for the coordination and oversight of test proctoring, assisting with departmental budgeting, supervision of student workers and inventory control. Jo can be reached by email at jjones@georgiasouthern.edu.

Kassie Bohannon, Administrative Assistant

Kassie (she/her/hers) graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Southern University in 2019 with a B.A. in Writing and Linguistics. She serves as the Administrative Assistant for SARC’s Statesboro office. Before joining SARC, Kassie was a team member with Zach S. Henderson Library’s Access Services department, where she created promotional materials and facilitated the patron experience. You can reach Kassie at kbohannon@georgiasouthern.edu.

Gene Eden, Disability Service Provider

Gene has a Bachelors of Science degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in the Social Sciences from Georgia Southern College.  He has a Masters of Science degree and an Education Specialist Degree in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University.  Gene provides academic coaching, coordinates and maintains the volunteer note taker system, administers Academic Alert advisement, and other roles as assigned. He has over 30 years experience in Secondary Education as a high school counselor and over five years of experience in the field of Disability Services.  Gene can be reached by email at eeden@georgiasouthern.edu.

Tracy Hamilton, Student Accessibility Coordinator

Tracy earned her Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice in 2009 from Georgia Southern University and her Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society, in Behavior and the Law track in 2016 from Georgia Southern University. Her career began at Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro campus in the Student Accessibility Resource Center in 2006. She came to the Armstrong campus in 2007 where she has worked as an administrative assistant in the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology. Tracy can be reached at thamilton@georgiasouthern.edu.

Donnie Ussery, Student Accessibility Coordinator

Donnie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in History from Georgia Southern University. He has a Master of Education degree and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University. Donnie provides information about disability related services and documentation requirements to current and prospective students, parents, and high school staff. He meets with students to discuss accommodation needs, reviews medical and psychological documentation, and approves accommodations for eligible students. He has over 15 years of experience in secondary education as a high school teacher and retention specialist. Donnie can be reached by email at dussery@georgiasouthern.edu.

Last updated: 10/13/2021