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Our Team

Dr. Gemma Skuraton (she/her)

Dr. Gemma Skuraton serves as the Director of Student Wellness & Health Promotion for Georgia Southern University. Dr. Skuraton is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). She completed a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Fellowship, Doctorate and a Masters degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Community Health Behavior and Education as well as an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, majoring in Exercise Science and Athletic Training from Georgia Southern University. Dr. Skuraton maintains over 17 wellness certifications and is a community-based participatory researcher (CBPR) primarily centered around designing, implementing and evaluating health & wellness co-curricula. Her work has put her on several recognition lists including the 20 under 40 Young Professionals Award for Statesboro Herald, 40 under 40 Georgia Southern University Alumni Award, Kathryn Grube Unsung Hero award for assisting students above and beyond the call of duty and the Randolph S. Gunter Distinguished Staff Award for outstanding dedication to advocating for diversity issues both in and out of the classroom. Programs under Dr. Skuraton’s leadership were awarded the Best Clinical Mental Health Program in Southeast Georgia in 2019, two-time Best Diversity and Inclusion Program of the Year and two-time Best Social Justice Program of the Year. Dr. Skuraton serves as the President Elect of Georgia Society for Public Health Education (GASOPHE) and Vice President of the the Board of Directors for Mary’s Place: Prevention, Advoacy & Sexual Assault Center of the Coastal Empire.

Megan Mercer MPH, CDP (She/Her)
Associate Director

Megan Mercer received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire, and a Master of 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: 7/10/2023