Department of Health Sciences Faculty

Radiologic Sciences

Eliot Lee, MHA, R.T.(R)(ARRT)
Program Director, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences
HS 111-B
912-279-5857
elee@ccga.edu

Education
  • Master of Health Administration ● Ashford University
  • Bachelor of Healthcare Management ● Ottawa University
  • Diploma in Radiologic Science● Ogeechee Technical College

Professional Affiliations:
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
  • Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS)
  • South Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists (SCSRT)
  • Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Lambda Nu- National Honor Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Certifications:
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists- Radiography



Bonnie M. Tobias MSA, RT(R)(M)(QM)
Assistant Professor of Radiologic Science

HS 111-C
912-279-5864
btobias@ccga.edu

Education:
  • Master of Science in Administration ● Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Science ● Siena Heights University
  • Associate in Science ● Henry Ford State College

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Credentials:
  • Registered Technologist (ARRT): Radiography, Mammography, and Quality Management
  • Former Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and Subject Matter Expert


Health Sciences
John Jesse DeMello, Ed.D.
Interim Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Exercise Science
210 Coffin Building
912-280-7745
jdemello@ccga.edu

Education:
  • Doctorate of Education in Physical Education ● University of Georgia
  • Master of Science in Physical Education ● Bridgewater State College
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology ● Roanoke College

Professional Affiliations:
  • Member of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Member of Southeast Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM)
  • Member of National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) (new name: United Soccer Coaches)
  • Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Member of Society of Health and Physical Educators of America (SHAPE America)
  • Member of American Public Health Association

Sarah Middleton Vrolijk, MPH-N
Part Time Instructor of Wellness and Health Promotion
svrolijk@ccga.edu

Education:
  • Master of Public Health in Nutrition ● University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Bachelor of Science w/ Honors ● University of Georgia

Certifications:
  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach- Wellcoaches School of Coaching

Dwayne Lofton Jr., MPH, MSEP
Part Time Instructor of Exercise Science
dlofton@ccga.edu

Education:

  • Master of Public Health ● Georgia Southern University
  • Master of Science in Exercise Physiology ● Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine; Exercise Science ● Eastern Michigan University

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of Phi Delta Phi National Society

Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist- National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C)- American College of Sports Medicine
  • Advanced Sports Performance Coach (USAW-2)- USA Weightlifting
  • Level 3 Instructor: Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED and BAsic First Aid- American Safety and Health Institute
  • Health Promotion Director- The Cooper Institute
  • Functional Fitness Trainer- The Cooper Institute
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 2 Certification: Functional Movement Systems

Shena Laymon-Frazier, DrPH, MSHS
Part Time Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
slaymonfrazier@ccga.edu

Education:

  • Doctor of Public Health ● Capella University
  • Master of Science in Health Science ● Trident University International
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology ● Charleston Southern University

Patricia Austin, BSN, MPH
Part Time Instructor of Wellness and Health Promotion
paustin@ccga.edu

Education:

  • Master of Public Health ● University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing ● University of Florida

Certifications:

  • Public Health Certification- National Board of Public Health Examiners
  • Leadership Certification- DOH Leadership Institute
  • Childbirth Educator Certification- Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association
  • Lactation Counselor Certification- The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice



    Physical Education

    Joe Peeples, M.S.
    Associate Professor of Physical Education
    Coffin 210
    912-279-5841
    jpeeples@ccga.edu

    Education:
    • Master of Science in Exercise Science ● University of Georgia
    • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science ● Georgia Southern University

    Professional Affiliations:
    • Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (GAPHERD)
    • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
    • Shape America
    • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    • United States Tennis Association
    • Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association
    • Professional Tennis Registry - certified instructor
    • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
    • Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

    Certifications:
    • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification

    Teresa Peeples, M.S.
    Associate Professor of Physical Education
    Coffin 210
    912-279-5840
    tpeeples@ccga.edu

    Education:
    • Master of Science in Exercise Science ● University of Georgia
    • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science ● Georgia Southern University
    Professional Affiliations:
    • Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (GAPHERD)
    • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
    • Shape America
    • Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT)

    Certifications:
    • AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America)
      • Group Exercise Instructor Certification
      • Personal Trainer Certification
      • Weight Training Certification
    • Sara City Workout (SCW)
      • Tabata Bootcamp Certification
      • Barre & Above Certification
      • Performance Stability Certification
      • Nutrition Certification
      • Fundamental Yoga I & II Certification
      • Pilates with Apparatus Certification
      • Nutrition & Sports Performance
    • Les Mills Certifications:
      • BodyPump
      • BodyFlow
      • BodyJam
    • Zumba-Basic 1, Zin Certification
    • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification

    Clinical Experience:
    • SilverSneaker Presenter/Instructor
    • ACE Certification & Presenter

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