Beau Seagraves serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Well-being within the Division of Students Affairs.
In addition to leading the campus-wide Well-being Resources initiative, as associate vice president, Beau directly supervises five departments, including the University Health Center, Student Care and Outreach, Recreational Sports, the Disability Resource Center and University Testing Services. He serves on the university’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC) and has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Mary Frances Early College of Education.
He previously worked in the residence life departments of Furman University and Presbyterian College before coming to UGA as a doctoral intern in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Since then, he has served the university in a number of roles, including assistant dean for Student Support Services, associate director for Student Conduct, assistant dean of students, and associate dean of students and director of Student Care and Outreach.
Beau is an alumnus of the University of Georgia, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy in counseling and student personnel services. He also holds a Master of Education in counselor education from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Furman University.
Jen joined the University Health Center in 2018. She previously held the position of Administrative Director at Vanderbilt University’s Student Health Center. Prior to joining UGA, she worked for the State of Tennessee Department of Public Health Immunization Program and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Jen’s research interests include utilization of a geospatial information system for predicting vaccine compliance and factors impacting immunization uptake.
Dr. Perry joined the UHC staff in 2021 after practicing OB/GYN, then Gynecology for 26 years in Athens. She is a member of clinical faculty of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership as a volunteer preceptor in surgery and ambulatory GYN. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia OB/GYN Society since 2005, and serves as President for 2021-2022. Dr. Perry also volunteers as a physician at Mercy Health Clinic, serving uninsured and underserved patients to provide gynecologic care and consultation. She enjoys serving as an educator for Girology, a group which provides age-appropriate education and information about development, reproduction, sexuality and general health for girls ages 8 and up.
Medical Education: Medical College of Georgia (UGA Undergrad!)
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Georgia
Board Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Licensure: State of Georgia
Dr. Fred Reifsteck joined the staff at the health center in December 2003. From 1990-2001, he practiced at Kaiser Permanente in Jonesboro, Georgia. He was with the medical staff at The Doctor’s Office in Stockbridge from 2001-2003. Dr. Reifsteck is the Head Team Physician for the UGA Athletic Department and the lead physician in Medical Clinic Red/Sports Medicine at UHC.
Education: BA – Biology, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
MS – Microbiology, Illinois State University, Normal IL
Medical Degree – University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago IL
Training: Family Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria IL
Previous Sports Medicine Teams: Georgia State University 1995-2001, Clayton State 1998-2001
Board Certified: Family Medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
License: Physician, State of Georgia
Missy Jackson, WHNP-BC, joined our staff in August 2016. She has 20 years of experience in women’s health care. Prior to joining UHC, Missy worked in hospitals, private practice, taught in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, and implemented a prenatal care program at a rural health clinic. She also has ten years of experience as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Missy is a native Athenian, and in her free time she enjoys painting and reading. Safe Space Ally
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Science, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Certification: National Certification Commission, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
License: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Georgia
Professional Publications: Jackson, M. L. (2004). Polycystic ovarian syndrome: what nurses need to know about this misunderstood disorder. AWHONN lifelines / Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 8(6), 511-518.
Liz Prince joined the University Health Center at UGA in 2012 as the Director of Health Promotion and The Fontaine Center. Prior to her arrival at UGA, she was part of the Student Affairs teams at Duke University, University of Connecticut, University of Michigan and The University of Maryland Baltimore County. Liz also served as an Assistant Director and Director of Counseling at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest. Her areas of interest include student success, well-being, and resiliency. In her spare time, Liz enjoys getting outside for a long walk or run, traveling, watching college football and spending time with family and friends. Safe Space Ally
Melanie Gibson is the Director of Information and Administrative Services at the health center and first joined the staff in 1994. She is a registered health information administrator and a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She earned her BS from University of Central Florida and her MBA at Brenau University. She serves as the privacy officer for the health center and serves on the advisory board at Athens Technical College for the Health Information Management Technology program.