CAPS Staff Bios (Macon)


Emily Piassick, Ph.D.

Director, Licensed Psychologist & SHAPE Advisor

Dr. Piassick received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology and her master's degree in higher education counseling from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Piassick completed her internship at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center. Prior to coming to Mercer, she was employed as a counselor at the YWCA of Greater Austin: Women's Counseling and Referral Center.


Whitney Wyatt, M.Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms.Wyatt completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ms. Wyatt completed her internships at Chattanooga State Community College and CADAS, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation hospital. Prior to coming to Mercer, Ms. Wyatt worked as a child and adolescent counselor for Georgia Hope in rural North Georgia and later at Health Connect America serving at-risk youth and families in Nashville, TN.


Sylvia Duncan

Administrative Secretary

Mrs. Duncan currently serves as the administrative secretary for the CAPS department.


Jimeisha Brooks

Marriage & Family Intern

Ms. Brooks is currently enrolled in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Mercer University.


Erika Taylor

SHAPE Graduate Assistant

Ms. Taylor is currently a student in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Mercer University.  She serves as a the SHAPE graduate assistant for the CAPS office.


John Franco & Amy Varghese

AWARE Co-Lead Peer Educators

Mr.Franco and Ms. Varghese lead our AWARE Peer Educators.  They are both juniors at Mercer and have been affiliated with AWARE since the 2015-16 school year.  Mr. Franco is a Chemistry major and Ms. Varghese is a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Pre-Med) major, with a Business Administration minor.  They both expect to graduate in spring of 2019.