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Our Team

Dr. Gemma Skuraton (she/her)
Director
DrPH, MPH, CHES, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS
gskuraton@georgiasouthern.edu

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.

Megan Mercer, MPH (She/Her)
Associate Director
mmercer@georgiasouthern.edu

Megan Mercer received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire, and a Masters degree in Public Health from Georgia Southern University (Armstrong). Megan has several years of experience working in nonprofit organizations, where she advocated for survivors, and worked towards the prevention of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. She is a certified child forensic interviewer and court appointed special advocate. Megan also serves as a member of the Georgia Southern Sexual Assault Response Team.

Last updated: 10/31/2022