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Health Services Staff


Administrative

Under the supervision of the Director of Health Services, Diane Norris, and the Medical Director, Dr. Brian DeLoach, the Administrative staff provides management in support of the daily operations within Health Services.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
Diane Norris RN, BSN Director of Health Services 478-7288 View
Brian M. Deloach
M.D.
Medical Director and Staff Physician 478-5641 View
Kim Packer
RT (R) (MR)
Quality Compliance Officer 478-5641 View
Tammy Howard Business Manager 478-7393 View
Ginger Parker Billing Manager 478-5641 View
Michelle Brazell Billing Coordinator 478-5641 View
Lisa H. Davis Office Manager 478-0521 View

Support Staff

Under the supervision of Lisa Davis, Office Manager, the Health Services team of Office Specialists performs a variety of critical office functions including patient assistance and medical records maintenance. In addition, they provide clerical and administrative office services in support of the Administrative, Clinical, Nursing, and Health Education and Promotion staff. Under the supervision of Tammy Howard, Business Manager, the Billing Coordinator assists with insurance billing and the Administrative Assistant assists with procurement and financial accounting.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
Gail Lewis Office Specialist 478-5641 View
Susan Hamilton Office Specialist 478-5641 View
Kanina Gantt Office Specialist 478-5641 View
Lasara Mitchell Office Specialist 478-5641 View
Sharon Hendrix Office Specialist 478-5641 View
Catawba Walton Office Specialist 478-5641 View
JerryAnn Weaver Office Specialist 478-5641 View
Patti Sanders Office Specialist 478-5641 View
Lawanda Wilson Administrative Assistant 478-5641 View

Clinical Providers
Under the supervision of the Dr. Brian DeLoach, Medical Director, the clinical provider staff provides general medical and women’s health care. The staff is composed of Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.
Health Services Physicians are well-trained, board certified MD’s with significant experience in both private practice and college health. Health Services Physicians Assistants have received extensive clinical training prior to obtaining a state license to practice, and similar to physician training but shorter in duration. Health Services Nurse Practitioners (NP) are registered nurses with advanced education and training in primary care as well as certain specialty areas, including family practice and obstetrics/gynecology. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners work independently, as well as collaboratively with Physicians and other health care providers.When students enter Georgia Southern University, they are automatically assigned to a Medical Team in the General Medical Clinic. Georgia Southern University Health Services has three Medical Teams composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses and certified medical assistants. They work as a team enabling each patient to return to the same providers and team for continuity of care. The teams are designated by color and consist of the Medical Team Blue, Medical Team Green, and Medical Team Gold.To identify your assigned Medical Team you must access Eagle OSH by logging in to My.Georgiasouthern.edu. Click on Eagle OSH (Health Center Online) under Services. Once you have accessed Eagle Online Student Health your team will be displayed on the appointment tab screen.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile

General Medical Blue Team

Brian M. Deloach
M.D.
Medical Director and Staff Physician 478-5641 View
Christy Byczkoski
MSN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner 478-5641 View

General Medical Green Team

Chad Asplund
M.D.
Staff Physician/Medical Director Athletics Sports Medicine 478-5641 View
Katie Thatcher
PA-C
Physician Assistant 478-5641 View

General Medical Gold Team

Ophelia Gherman
M.D.
Staff Physician 478-5641 View
Alania Greene
MSN, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner 478-5641 View

Women’s Health

Karen Hilde
MSN, WHNP-BC
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner 478-5641 View
Constance Morgan
WHNP-BC
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner 478-5641 View

Part Time Practitioners

Brandon Earehart
PA-C
Physician Assistant 478-5641 View
Beverly Smith
MSN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner 478-5641 View
Meagan Rector
PA-C
Physician Assistant 478-5641 View

Nursing

Under the supervision of Carol Ruffo and LaKeisha Welch, Nurse Managers, the Nursing Staff provides direct patient care and services in support of the Health Services provider staff. The Nursing Staff is composed of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Certified Medical Assistants (CMA). LPN’s must complete an accredited training program and are required to pass a state licensure exam. They provide nursing care that requires significant medical and technical knowledge and skill but not the in-depth professional training as a Registered Nurse. CMA’s provide patient care services that may include lab work and other routine testing procedures, medical information processing, and clinical duties requiring less formal training and/or knowledge than an LPN. CMA’s must complete an accredited training program and are required to pass a national certification exam.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
Carol Ruffo
RN
Nurse Manager 478-5973 View
LaKeisha Welch
RN
Nurse Manager 478-5641 View
Teresa Hall
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse 478-5641 View
Kristie Hendrix
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse 478-5641 View
Deltrye Jackson
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant 478-5641 View
Sharon Jenkins
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant 478-5641 View
Deborah Lanier
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse 478-5641 View
Lavern McClain
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse 478-5641 View
Pearl Mikell
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse 478-5641 View
Vera Mobley
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse 478-5641 View
Stacy Morris
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant 478-5641 View
Jennifer Myles
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant 478-5641 View
Vernessa Ellis
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse 478-5641 View
Rhonda Hill-Spells
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant 478-5641 View
Lori Waters
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse 478-5641 View
Stacy Lucas
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant 478-5641 View
Taranesha Alston
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant 478-5641 View

Laboratory

Under the supervision of Dr. Brian DeLoach, Medical Director, the laboratory staff provides technical support including diagnostic testing. The staff is composed of two Medical Technologists. Medical Technologists must complete an accredited training program and are required to pass a national certification exam. They perform laboratory testing that requires significant medical knowledge and technical skills.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
Rhonda Castro
MT(ASCP)
Lab Manager 478-5641 View
Pamela Campbell
BSMT (ASCP)
Medical Technologist 478-5641 View

Radiology

Under the supervision of Dr. Brian DeLoach, Medical Director, the radiology staff provides technical support including diagnostic testing. The staff is composed of four Radiologic Technologists. Radiologic Technologists must complete an accredited training program and are required to pass a national certification exam. They perform a variety of diagnostic radiographic exams that require significant medical knowledge and technical skills.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
Kim Packer
RT (R) (MR)
Radiology Manager 478-5641 View
Elois Kicklighter
RT (R) (CNMT)
Radiologic Technologist 478-5641 View
Beth Ciesco
RT (R) (CT)
Radiologic Technologist 478-5641 View
Benji Johnson
RT (R) (CT) (CVT)
Radiologic Technologist 478-5641 View

Physical Therapy

Under the supervision of Dr. Brian DeLoach, Medical Director, the physical therapy staff provides technical support including a vast array of therapy services. The staff is composed of a physical therapist.
Physical therapists apply research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree – either a master’s degree or a clinical doctorate — from an accredited physical therapist program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices. They are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
 Rebecca Robinson
PT, DPT
 Physical Therapist 478-5641  View
 John Kimes
PT, BS
 Physical Therapist 478-5641  View

Pharmacy

Under the supervision of Dr. Brian DeLoach, Medical Director, the pharmacy staff provides technical support including maintaining medications and dispensing prescriptions. The staff is composed of four Pharmacists and a Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacists must complete an accredited pharmacy program prior to obtaining a state license. They prepare and dispense prescription medications, serve as a medical team consultant, manage pharmacy operations, detect therapeutic incompatibilities, counsel patients on drug therapies and verify order entries, charges, and inspections. Pharmacy Technicians are required to pass a national certification exam. They organize medications for the pharmacist to dispense by reading medication prescriptions, prepare medication labels, calculate medication quantities, and assist the pharmacist with medication inventory.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
Russell Bozeman
RPH
Pharmacy Manager 478-5641 View
Larry Thompson
RPH
Pharmacist 478-5641 View
Brice Sikes
RPH
Pharmacist 478-5641 View
Mandy Davenport
RPH
Pharmacist 478-5641 View
Tina Lee
CPHT
Certified Pharmacy Technician 478-5641 View

Eagle Eye Care

Under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Bethel, Eagle Eyecare provides technical support including diagnostic testing and vision care. The staff is composed of an Optometrist and Opticians.

Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry prior to obtaining a state license. An optician fits and dispenses eyewear and contact lenses with a written prescription from an Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, or Osteopath. Opticians must complete an accredited opticianry program prior to obtaining a state license.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
Dr. Andrea E. Bethel Optometrist 478-5641 View
Candice Thompson
LDO
Optician 478-5641 View
Whittney Riner
LDO
Optician 478-5641 View

Health Promotion Coordinators

Under the supervision of Ms. Gemma Skuraton, MPH, CHES, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT the Health Education and Promotion Department provides a number of services to accommodate the needs of our students. These services include programs, events, peer education, counseling,and condom distribution.

Name Title Phone (912) Profile
Gemma Skuraton Health Promotion Coordinator 478-1283 View

Last updated: 11/1/2017