Meet the Staff

Dr. Jason Strahan - SHS Medical Director

Dr. Jason Strahan, MD., F.A.A.P.

Medical Director

Building 960 / Room 130
Phone: (850) 474-2172

Dr. Strahan's Bio

Dr. Jason Strahan is a board certified physician who has been in private practice since 2000. He is married with 2 daughters. Originally from Picayune, MS, he attended Mississippi State University where he graduated magna cum laude with a B. S. in Biochemistry in 1993. He attended medical school at the University Medical Center in Jackson MS where he graduated in 1997. He received his residency training from the University of Florida at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola FL from 1997 to 2000. He then worked in Mississippi in private practice for 8 years before returning to Florida in 2008 and he joined the University of West Florida in 2013 as the director for Student Health Services. Dr. Strahan is dedicated to the health and well being of the students at UWF and the continued success of Student Health Services and the University of West Florida.

Summer Kennedy - SHS Associate Director

Summer Kennedy, RN

Associate Director

Building 960 / Room 135
Phone: (850) 857-6345

Summer's Bio

Summer Kennedy, Associate Director, has been with Student Health Services since August, 2013. Prior to joining Student Health Services, she spent time working as nursing faculty at UWF. Since 2000, Ms. Kennedy has enjoyed a diverse nursing background in medical-surgical nursing, operating room nursing, travel nursing, and nursing education. Ms. Kennedy currently holds an active Florida Registered Nurse license. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from University of South Alabama.

Maria Agustin - SHS Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Maria Agustin, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Building 960 / Room 128
Phone: (850) 474-2172

Maria's Bio

Maria Agustin, Staff Nurse Practitioner, has been with Student Health Services since August, 2012. Prior to joining Student Health Services, she was Active Duty Navy for 27 years. She has been an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (ACNP-BC) since 2003 and a Registered Nurse (RN) since 1991. ACNP Agustin has enjoyed a diverse nursing background; RN Medical-Surgical, Labor and delivery/Newborn Nursery, Urology, Pediatric, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Nursing Educator. As an ACNP, she worked in Primary Care in addition to being the Health Promotion Director at one of her naval assignments. Upon transfer to Naval Hospital Pensacola she worked as Clinical Nurse Specialist and as NP at the Internal Medicine Clinic. ACNP Agustin currently holds an active Nurse Practitioner Florida license and is Board Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from University of South Alabama.

NP Agustin believes in Holistic Care: the most powerful tool each of us has for healing is knowledge.

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Jennifer Spencer, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Building 960 / Room 128
Phone: (850) 474-2172

Jennifer's Bio

Jennifer got her GED at age 16, worked for a few years then decided to start college. She studied General AA classes at Pensacola Junior College then went on to nursing school at the University of South Alabama. After graduating with her BSN she began working on her Master’s degree while working in a local ER. During her time at the ER she got married and had her first son. When Mrs. Spencer completed her Master’s in Nursing she left the ER to work in a clinic as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and then had two more sons.  After working several years at the clinic she found a great opportunity to work closer to home and in an exciting new environment working with college students, bringing Mrs. Spencer here to UWF.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss

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Therese Ritchie, RN

Registered Nurse
Nurse Manager

Building 960 / Room 131
Phone: (850) 857-6341

Therese's Bio

Therese Ruiz Ritchie, Nurse Manager, joined Student Health Services in June, 2014. She is married with four children and three step-children. Therese has worked in healthcare since 1987 with an expansive background in the settings of hospital, corporate, private practice, wellness, non-profit, and volunteer nursing. Her nursing experience consists of a variety of clinical areas, health coaching, administration, and leadership. Therese believes in quality care for all patients, at all times. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama and her master of science degree in management from Troy University.

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Jeannie Bruner, LPN, EMT

Licensed Practical Nurse
Emergency Medical Technician

Building 960 / Room 123
Phone: (850) 474-2172

Jeannie's Bio

I became a Florida Licensed Practical Nurse in 2009 earning my degree from Pensacola State College. Prior to my current position at UWF I worked as a hospice nurse at Covenant Hospice in the inpatient unit located at West Florida Hospital. I recently became an Emergency Medical Technician and currently do as needed work in the West Florida Hospital Emergency Department. With the job that I hold in the Student Health Services clinic, I can utilize my abilities to their full potential in serving the college population. To assist the students with their healthcare needs is very rewarding and I look forward to every day that I am able to work.

The healthcare field has always been my passion to be involved in and my goal is to further my career as an Argo here at UWF by seeking my RN degree. I am very much looking forward to many beneficial and rewarding years as a UWF employee.

Amy Luker - SHS Medical Assistant

Amy Luker

Medical Assistant

Building 960 / Room 126
Phone: (850) 474-2172

Jennifer Cureton - SHS Office Specialist

Jennifer Cureton

Program Specialist

Building 960 / Room 127
Phone: (850) 474-2172

Michelle Jones - Business Manager

Michelle Haynes

Business Manager

Building 960 / Room 117
Phone: (850) 473-7123

Read Bell - IT Coordinator

Read Bell

IT Coordinator

Building 960 / Room 251
Phone: (850) 474-3168

Read's Bio

I am very happy to be the IT Coordinator for Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services here at UWF. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Loyola University and a Master's degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of South Alabama. I am grateful to have a job where I can apply knowledge from both of these degrees and help the staff do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible. Before coming to UWF, I was a Software Engineer and Engineering Manager at Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA. for 16 years.

No matter what their role, everyone here shows a great deal of dedication to helping the students at UWF remain healthy and happy and get the most out of their time here. I feel very lucky to be associated with such a talented group of professionals.