Meet the Class, Leadership Augusta 2020

Class Updates,

Augusta, GA – 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 and 2020 Class Chair Lauren Dallas, Executive Director of Turn Back the Block. 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