Suzanne Christian

Executive Director

Suze was born in Kington, Jamaica and moved to Miami, Florida as a teenager.  She worked for Georgia Southern University in the Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies where she was responsible for maintaining the departmental budget, assisting with internships, planning special events, and maintaining statistics and data required for accreditation reporting.

Prior to moving to Georgia, Suze worked for the State of Florida, Department of Revenue (DOR), for more than 21 years in the South Florida Region.  She was tasked as a regional trainer when DOR implemented its new SUNTAX enterprise resource planning system based on SAP software.  During the last five years of her time at DOR Suze was a Senior Financial Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Process where she investigated hundreds of cases of criminal tax fraud and led multiagency task forces on larger cases.

Suze was a volunteer and board member for 2 years before taking on her new position as Executive Director for Child Advocacy Services SEGA, Inc.  She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Meg Mercer

Advocacy Coordinator

Megan was born and raised in New York, but is happy to call Georgia home. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and received a Master of Public Health from Armstrong State University in 2015. Megan worked in sexual violence prevention and advocacy for several years. Prior to arriving at Child Advocacy Services SEGA, Inc., she served in many roles at Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. Megan is a certified Child Forensic Interviewer and volunteers as a Peer Navigator with FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered.

Megan joined Child Advocacy Services SEGA, Inc. in November 2018. She resides in Statesboro with her spouse and kitty.

Kristen Kramer

Development Coordinator

Kristen Kramer is a 2016 graduate from Georgia Southern University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Family Services. Kristen started with Child Advocacy Services in January 2016 as a student intern; upon graduation, she came on staff as a part-time Volunteer Activities Assistant. Kristen was the Visitation Coordinator and Administrative Assistant from October 2018 until June 2019. Prior to October 2018, she served as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at LifeSpring Church in Statesboro. As of July 2019, Kristen serves as the Development Coordinator.

In 2012, Kristen moved to Statesboro from Warner Robins in order to attend Georgia Southern University.  In her free time, she loves photography,  going to Hilton Head Island, spending time with her family and her dog Allie.

Eileen Bayens

Advocacy and Training Coordinator

Eileen hails from Pittsburgh, PA, and after several moves landed in Bulloch County. She holds an M.Education in Special Ed, Early Childhood Ed, and Public School Administration. She is retired from the Bulloch County School System, where she was employed for 21 years as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal.  She is a Certified Trainer for Ruby Payne’s Framework for Understanding Poverty and has much experience in supervising and training in various topics. 

Eileen has been with Child Adovacy Services SEGA, Inc. since January 2014 as an Advocacy and Training Coordinator.

Eileen is active in Community Theatre, both as an actress and director. She and her husband reside in Statesboro and have three children and six grandchildren.

Jerrica Goodman

Advocacy Coordinator / Visitation Coordinator

Jerrica Goodman is a recent 2019 graduate from Georgia Southern University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is the newest member of CASA Ogeechee and serves as an Advocacy Coordinator. Before joining the CASA Ogeechee team in June 2020, Jerrica remained involved in her community by frequently volunteering with several local agencies post-graduation. She is looking forward to continuing her passion of social service with CASA Ogeechee. In November 2020, Jerrica became a Visitation Coordinator for the Ogeechee Visitation Center.

Jerrica is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, where she continues to be an active member by being of service to the community, and it’s residents. She enjoys cooking, reading, and going to the beach.

Wayne Akins

Visitation Supervisor 

Wayne joined the Child Advocacy Services team in 2016 as our Visitation Supervisor for the Ogeechee Visitation Centers. 

Wayne spent 11 years in law enforcement, then went through a shift in the focus of his career. Earning a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, Wayne spent seven years as a Vocational Counselor for high school students with disabilities and then spent the last twenty years of his career at Georgia Southern University as the Department Head of the Student Disability Resource Center.