Meet Our Staff

Margaret Garner, MS, RD, LD

Margaret Garner is the Director of the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness, Assistant Dean for Health Education & Outreach, and Associate Professor of Family Medicine. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intrinsic Coach™ with over 30 years of counseling experience. She received her Bachelor of Science from Georgia Southern University, Master’s of Science from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Post Graduate Fellowship in Nutrition and Developmental Disorders at The University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis.   Her counseling and educational interests are in medical nutrition therapy for chronic diseases, eating disorders, wellness and prevention.

Delynne Wilcox, PhD, MPH, CHES

Delynne Wilcox is the Assistant Director of Health Planning and Prevention for the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from The University of Alabama, Master’s of Public Health from East Stroudsburg University, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Dr. Wilcox has 18 years experience in public health including 11 years experience in college health.  Her areas of specialization for the department include alcohol and other drug prevention, tobacco, and safety. She is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education and New College and is also a certified Intrinsic Coach™.

Suzanne Henson, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Suzanne Henson is the Assistant Director of Health Education and Promotion for the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness. She serves as an advisor for Project Health, which is the student health peer education program serving the UA campus, and for GAMMA, the peer education outreach program for UA’s Greek community. Ms. Henson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition from The University of Alabama. She is a registered, licensed dietitian and is a former foods editor, weight management program director and faculty member in the Department of Human Nutrition. Her areas of specialization for the department include mental health and financial health.

Sheena Gregg, MS, RD, LD

Sheena Gregg is the Assistant Director of Nutrition Education and Health Services for the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness. She earned her Bachelor and Master’s of Science from The University of Alabama in Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management. Ms. Gregg is a registered dietitian who provides medical nutrition therapy counseling for students in the Student Health Center. She also has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Her areas of specialization for the department include nutrition and eating disorders. She has previous experience as a clinical dietitian at Gadsden Regional Medical Center and DCH Regional Medical Center.

Jessica Vickery, MPH, CHES

Jessica Vickery is the Assistant Director of Health Education & Promotion for the Department of Health Promotion & Wellness. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut, her Master’s of Public Health in Community Health Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Ms. Vickery coordinates the Health Hut internship program, a peer health education program that provides daily outreach to students on a wide variety of health topics. Her areas of specialization for the department include healthy relationships and sexual health.

 

Christen S. Ballard

ChristenBallard_color2Christen S. Ballard is the Program Assistant for the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences, graduating from the Coordinated Program of Dietetics at The University of Alabama.  She also holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from UA.