Assistant Director - Megan Richardson, MPH, CPH
A native of North Carolina, Megan received her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Master of Public Health from East Carolina University before moving to Texas to join the Office of Health Promotion team in 2016. As the Assistant Director, Megan works to integrate a culture of health and wellness at SHSU by overseeing educational and programmatic efforts. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, reading, and working out. You may reach Megan by email at

Health Education Specialist – Brittani Clarkson, MPH
Brittani Clarkson grew up in San Antonio, TX with her parents and 8 siblings. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) in 2011 where she majored in Health Sciences and minored in Human Development and Family Studies. After graduation and a short service term with AmeriCorps, Brittani began her career in public health with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associates Program which brought her back to Texas. Since then, she has worked at both Harris County and Montgomery County’s Health Departments. Brittani completed her Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion from Liberty University in December 2016. Brittani loves to spend her free time traveling, playing with her son, hiking with her husband, or just sitting on the couch. Brittani is extremely excited to join the Health Promotion team and is looking forward to using her knowledge and experience to better serve and educate the students of SHSU. You may reach Brittani by email at

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Health Promotion Specialist - Shannon Kavish, MPH, CPH

Shannon grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her parents and older brother. She received both her B.S. in Public Health (2016) and Master of Public Health, Epidemiology (2017) from Saint Louis University before moving to Texas in the summer of 2017. As the Health Promotion Specialist, Shannon is looking forward to coordinating a variety of events on the SHSU campus to help promote a healthy lifestyle for all students. In her free time she enjoys reading, singing, and spending time with her husband. You may reach Shannon by email at

Graduate Assistant – Melissa Briones, B.A.
Melissa grew up in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), a region in Texas separated from Mexico by the Rio Grande River, where she completed a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Texas-RGV. She is a student in the Clinical Psychology M.A. program. Her goals while at SHSU are to promote responsible drinking and bring awareness to students on the immediate effects of drug and alcohol. In her spare time, Melissa likes to travel, watch movies, and just relax. You may reach Melissa at

Office of Health Promotion - SEE MAP
1916 Avenue J, Box 2358
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 294-4347 |
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