Meet the Class, Leadership Augusta 2020

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During an evening reception held Thursday, August 22, Leadership Augusta​ Alumni and members of the community were invited to meet the members of the newest class of Leadership Augusta. After an intense selection process, 38 individuals, representing a wide variety of businesses and industries within the Greater Augusta region, were chosen as members of the Leadership Augusta Class of 2020. The selection process is always difficult due to the large number of applicants and highly qualified individuals who apply. The Leadership Augusta Class of 2020 will be led by Leadership Augusta Alumni Lauren Dallas, Chair and Executive Director of Turn Back the Block; and Alexia Davis, Co-Chair and Attorney for Davis, Chapman, & Wilder, LLC. Congratulations to the following members of the 2020 Class:


Aaliyah L. Wylie, Augusta Office Solutions

Adrienne A. Guy, Augusta Technical College

Amanda Pennington, District Attorney's Office

Judge Amanda N. Heath, Augusta Circuit Juvenile Court

Angela Harben, Goodwill Industries

Ashley White, Augusta University

Dr. Carmelita C. Eburuche, ADP

Cherish B. Geter, WJBF-TV

Christopher Curry, Georgia Cancer Center

Elizabeth B. James, Wier/Stewart

Erin Slade, First Community Bank

Geoffrey A. Alls, Office of General Counsel

Gould Hagler II, Sanford, Bruker & Banks

Grace Helms, SRP Federal Credit Union

Holton L. Brinson, Jordan Trotter

Jared T Williams, The Hawk Firm

Jay Al Hashimi, Shifa Care Clinic

Jeffrey A. Wilson, Sherman and Hemstreet

Joe L. Webber, AU Health

John C. Waller, City of Grovetown

John Robertson, RW Allen

Kari Viola-Brooke, Child Enrichment.

Kelsey T. Henderson, Augusta Utilities

Kevin Netherton, TaxSlayer

Dr. Kristie L. Searcy, Augusta Technical College

Matthew Padgett, Huggins Peil

Patrick Elliot Sutter, MCBS, LLC

Patrick Wells, Piedmont Landscape Management

Robert (Kyle) Titus, Goodwyn Mills Cawood

Robert S. Clifton, Clifton Construction

Roberta P. Patterson, Southern Company

Sandy S. Helling, Girl Scouts

Sasha S. Catlett, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

Shalanda Morris, Universal Plumbing

Tianna M. Bias, District Attorney's Office

Todd E. Gay, Georgia Cyber Center

Vahe Heboyan, Augusta University

Leadership Augusta is a professional development program started more than 30 years ago with the goal of identifying and educating current and potential community leaders in the CSRA. Since its inception, over 1,200 individuals have completed the Leadership Augusta program, acquiring the skills, knowledge, and passion necessary to participate fully in the life of this community. The program brings together individuals ranging from corporate executives and entrepreneurs to educators, non-profit managers and public servants. These individuals create lasting networks that are essential to creating a vital, positive community for current and future generations. Leadership Augusta continues to be a vital part of the overall effort to ensure that the pool of talent from which the community can draw its future leaders continues to be renewed.


Leadership Augusta was established in 1980, as an affiliate of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, to enhance the civic participation of emerging leaders within the region. For more information about the Leadership Augusta program, visit or