Dedicated individuals focused on the needs of children and families of the Augusta-Richmond County community.

APC’s staff is committed to leading the charge to raise awareness among members of the community and community leaders of the barriers, challenges and successes in Augusta-Richmond County. Every staff member plays an important role in serving the community and furthering APC’s mission.


Candice L. Hillman
Executive Director
Vikki Pruitt
Deputy Director

Monica Howard
Fiscal Manager


Lekesha Alford
First Steps Coordinator
QuNashjia Battle
Project Facilitator

Taylor Brooks
Parent Educator

Dawnn Brown
Parent Educator

Patrice Canty
Augusta CAREs Project Facilitator
Cierra Cullars
Augusta CAREs Project Facilitator

Uvette Dowdell
Parent Educator
Shunte Gaines
Parent Educator

Kevin Johnson
Augusta CAREs Communications Coordinator

Diane Kerekanich
Parent Educator

Keona Lockhart
Family Self-Sufficiency Initiative /Augusta CAREs Initiative Project Facilitator
Brenda Moore

Rochelle Myers
Lead Parent Educator
Steven O’Neil
Opening Doors Success Coach

Cheryl Strobridge
Augusta CAREs Project Facilitator

Sophia Thomas
Parent Educator

Cassondra D. Wimberly
Augusta CAREs Project Manager