The Graduating Leadership Columbia County Class of 2023 includes:
Laura Adamski, Legacy Homes of Georgia, LLC
Scott Anderson, U.S. Army Cyber School
Natalie Armstrong, ADP
Carlene A.S. Blanding, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
Logan A. Brown, Fulcher Hagler LLP
Darrell K. Butler, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
Amy Christian, Dickinson Architects
Samantha Corujo, Dahlia Salon + Spa / Summer House Realty
Benjamin Dieterich, Ellefson Transportation Group
Alexis Steed Foust, BHHS Beazley, REALTORS®
Jody Gorham, Doctors Hospital of Augusta
Alex Griffin, MCG Foundation
Kimberly Hensley, TaxSlayer
Zachary Kafoglis, Columbia County District Attorney Office
Trey Kennedy, SRP Federal Credit Union
Ronnie Kurtz, City of Grovetown
Sheldon L. Moorer, SOFtact Solutions LLC
Tim Perry, Columbia County School District
Fancy Peterson, Columbia County Community Connections
Steven Prather, Columbia County Board of Commissioners
Angie Rainier, Aegis Therapies
Amy Richardson, Richardson Professional Solutions
Dr. Jamyle Searcy, New Direction Christian Center
David C. Shaver, The Cleveland Group, CPAs
Hammad D. Sheikh, Wright McLeod Attorneys
Kelly Tyson, Columbia County School District
This program is presented by TaxSlayer. The 10-month long leadership program is managed by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. A highly informative and engaging program, it is designed to expose businesses and area leaders to the opportunities and challenges facing our community, promote and foster the development of leadership, and educate and prepare community leaders who are committed to shaping Columbia County’s future.
Each year, the class picks a community service project. Leadership Columbia County Class of 2023 felt a personal connection to focus on substance misuse for their class project. Due to the rise in fentanyl overdoses, the stigma behind receiving treatment, and the need to bring awareness to issues surrounding substance misuse, Hope House was selected as the recipient of the class' efforts because of its one-of-a-kind view of treatment and holistic approach to serving both women and their families while undergoing treatment and therapy.
In December, the class sponsored a toy drive to make sure all the children would wake up with toys on Christmas morning. Over 100 new toy donations were delivered. In addition to the toy drive, the class raised over $10,000 for Hope House. These funds will be used to make much needed renovations to the intake area, supply new refrigerators to the nursery areas, and purchase dining tables for the families to dine together in the dining facility. LCC Class of 2023 is proud and honored to be able to make a difference in the lives of these women and children and to further the belief that healing involves the entire family. LCC Class of 2023 now considers itself a part of the Hope House family.