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

Anitra Brown
Augusta CAREs Project Facilitator

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

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