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Health Services Staff

Dr. Jeff Rutter     

Jeff Rutter, PsyD

Dr. Rutter is Director of Boyd Health Services.  A Tennessee native, his career has spanned two continents and a variety of academic and clinical settings, including three colleges and three military installations.  Dr. Rutter received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University.  His interests include lifelong learning, motorcycling, spending time with his wife and two teenage sons, and keeping up with his oldest daughter who attends college in Australia.

Dr. Lance Sherley    

Lance Sherley, DO

Dr. Sherley is our sponsoring physician. He is Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Sherley attended the University of Memphis (undergraduate), University of North Texas Science Center in Ft. Worth, TX (medical school) and did his residency in Dallas, TX. He came to APSU in Fall of 2000. He is married and has three children.

Dr. Dan Miller  

Dan Miller, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Miller is Board Certified in Family Practice and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Miller attended the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine.  He did his residency at Dewitt Army Community Hospital. Dr. Miller's interests include reading, biking, running and stained glass.

Jill DeGraaw  

Jill de Graauw, FNP-C

Jill received her Bachelor of Nursing from Austin Peay and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University.  Her clinical interests include minor procedures and mental health issues.  Jill is married and mother of two children. She enjoys camping, wildlife watching and is very active with her church and their youth group.  Jill recently returned from a mission trip to Guatemala, where she helped paint a school and install water filters in twenty homes.


Rhonda Lafferty, FNP-C

Rhonda received her Associate of Nursing degree from Excelsior College and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Clinical interests include health promotion and illness prevention. She is a Clarksville native and is married with 3 children. Rhonda enjoys boating, sports, and spending quality time with family and friends.


LaMora Garcia, FNP

Annette Marks


Annette Marks, DPh

Annette graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy. She has also worked with Warren's Apothecary for 44 years and is now working at Town and Country Pharmacy. She has been married for 44 years.

Donna Lucas  

Donna Lucas, Technical Clerk

Donna started at APSU as a student in 1996. She became our Technical Clerk in Fall of 2000. She is originally from Trinidad, West Indies. She obtained her degree in Health Care Management in the Spring of 2002. She has two children.

Leslie Nelson  

Leslie Nelson, Medical Program Facilitator

Leslie has been at APSU since 1986. She has a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida.  She has been married for 28 years and has two children.  Her interests include fishing and gardening.


Lucy Clark, CMA



Karyn Perry, CMA

Karyn, a Clarksville native, received an Associate degree in Medical Assisting at Miller Motte Technical College. Since graduating in 2010, she gained outpatient experience working in obstetrics/gynecology and urology. She has one child, enjoys gardening, fishing, travel, and spending time with family.


Bridget Marley, MPH, CTTS-M

Bridget serves as the Coordinator for Student Wellness and Prevention.