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
Taylor Brooks
Parent Educator
Dawnn Brown
Parent Educator
Patrice Canty
Augusta CAREs Project Facilitator
Uvette Dowdell
Parent Educator
Shunte Gaines
Parent Educator
Kevin Johnson
Augusta CAREs Communications Coordinator
Diane Kerekanich
Parent Educator
Brenda Moore
Rochelle Myers
Lead Parent Educator
Steven O’Neil
Opening Doors Success Coach
Lark Parker
Augusta CAREs Project Facilitator
Cheryl Strobridge
Augusta CAREs Project Facilitator
Sophia Thomas
Parent Educator
Cassondra D. Wimberly
Augusta CAREs Project Manager