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Our Team

Dr. Gemma Skuraton, Director

Michele Martin, Associate Director


→Dr. Skuraton completed a Doctorate and a Masters degree in Public Health as well as an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. Dr. Skuraton is a community based participatory researcher primarily centered around designing, implementing and evaluating health & wellness co-curricula. Dr. Skuraton’s dissertation research focused on functional movement screenings and health behavior assessments tested among ROTC. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer, Level I Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and maintains many additional functional movement and fitness/wellness certifications. She is a member of the Georgia Southern Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), a Certified Victims Advocate for the Teal House: Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center and the Vice President of the the Board of Directors for the Rape Crisis Center of Costal Empire. Dr. Skuraton seeks to facilitate community empowerment, capacity building and advocacy in an effort to foster lifelong health and wellness practices among university students.

→Michele Martin has a B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology, both from Georgia Southern University.  Additionally, she completed the Certificate of Public Health program at Georgia Southern University. She began her career in 2006 as a Campus Recreation professional and served as Fitness Director, Assistant Director and Associate Director with Georgia Southern University and University of North Carolina Wilmington. During her career, she has helped two Campus Recreation programs through building expansions, built a successful Peer Educator program, served at the University System of Georgia level for employee wellbeing, served as chair of Staff Council, and completed the Lynda Brannen Williamson Leadership Academy. She has a passion for reducing stigma related to mental health and is involved in Postpartum Support International and National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) where she continues that work in her community. She holds certifications in Health Coaching, Mental Health First Aid, Peer Educator Facilitation, CPR & First Aid Instructor, and Sustainability.

Last updated: 4/3/2020