Georgia Southern University

Leadership Team & Staff

Bryant Smalley

K. Bryant Smalley, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Executive Director
Email: bsmalley@georgiasouthern.edu

Dr. K. Bryant Smalley is a clinical psychologist in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. He holds the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Smalley’s research interests include rural mental health, rural health disparities, risk-taking behavior, and gender roles. Dr. Smalley has clinical experience in rural and urban community mental health centers as well as university counseling centers. He is the lead editor of the text “Rural Mental Health”.

Maggie Exas

Maggie Exas, M.A.

Program Manager
Email: mmakuch@georgiasouthern.edu

Sara Hawkins

Sara Hawkins, M.P.H.

Community Engagement Coordinator
Email: shawkins@georgiasouthern.edu

Brittany Linares

Brittany Linares, B.F.A.

Webmaster
Email: blinares@georgiasouthern.edu

Marylen Rimando

Marylen Rimando, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.H.E.S., C.P.H.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Email: mrimando@georgiasouthern.edu

Deb Pless

Deb Pless, M.Ed., M.A.

Program Coordinator • Senior Companion Program
Email: debrapless@georgiasouthern.edu

Graduate/Research Assistants

Toba Adewusi

Toba Adewusi, B.A.

Research Assistant

Cherell Cottrell-Daniels, B.S.

Cherell Cottrell-Daniels, B.S.

Research Assistant

Brook Fremeau

Brooke Fremeau, B.A.

Graduate Assistant

Arthur Hatton

Arthur Hatton, M.S.

Research Assistant

Kayla LeLeux-LaBarge

Kayla LeLeux-LaBarge, M.S.

Research Assistant

Sid Roy

Sid Roy, M.P.H.

Research Assistant

Rural Health Research Institute • P.O. Box 8028 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-7254 • rhri@georgiasouthern.edu