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Dr. Dorothy B. Gandy served as an educator in the roles of teacher, principal, professor, and director at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. She has a passion for training and mentoring and believes that everyone has a contribution to make in helping make the world a better place. She is founder and Executive Director of WRAW and founder and CEO of GALS, Inc. (Growth and Leadership Skills). She has served on various community, school, and church projects. Dr. Gandy is the published author of three books—An Eight Piece Guide to Peace, Caught in the Middle, and 200 Ways to Look, Feel, and Be Your Best. She is also a certified professional life coach. Dr. Gandy enjoys traveling, entertaining, and having fun with family and friends. Her message to everyone is to “continuously invest in yourself so that you will be in a better position to help others”. She is married, and together, she and her husband have four children.
Dr. Dorothy B. Gandy
Dr. Patricia Duncan has served in a nursing career for over 30 years and her experience and knowledge have afforded her many jobs in different areas and capacities. She has also devoted a lot of time in working with the elderly both inside and outside of the work setting. She is presently employed at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Facility as a nurse practitioner. Her passion is working with the at-risk and under served population in various capacities. She is married and enjoys nature walks, sports, gardening and painting.
Dr. Patricia Duncan
Dr. Claudette Jackson Palmer received her bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College and master’s and specialist degrees from Augusta State University. Dr. Jackson Palmer received a doctorate degree from Georgia Southern University. She is currently employed as the Coordinator of Disability Services at University of South Carolina Aiken. Dr. Palmer has worked in special education for over 30 years. Her experience as a classroom teacher, master teacher, and special education program specialist and currently coordinator of disability has allowed her to become familiar with laws, rules, and regulations that govern special education eligibility and placement of students with disabilities in special education. As a former program specialist for Richmond County Schools Dr. Palmer served as a liaison between central office, the department of special education and school-based administration on issues related to special education staffing and programming. She assisted general and special education staff with the implementation of effective instructional programs, assisted with the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services to ensure compliance with state rules and regulations. Dr. Jackson Palmer also works with parents to ensure that they are familiar with parental rights and procedural safeguards and has conducted numerous worships and presentations to parents, teachers and other school personnel.
Dr. Claudette Palmer
Mrs. Linda Kelly is a graduate of T. W. Josey High School and studied at Georgia State University. She also studied Culinary Arts at Augusta Technical College and later retired as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines after serving 20 years. After retiring she signed with Ford Modeling Agency where she traveled throughout Europe and Australia for work. She served on the board of the Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center and The Augusta Opera. She is married and enjoys entertaining for family and friends, gardening, and needlepoint.
Mrs. Linda Kelly
Mrs. Victoria Rogers is a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia South Carolina. She is a retired educator, having served elementary school children for over 30 years. Over those years, she demonstrated a passion for working with young children and making them happy and successful. She loves solving crossword puzzles, reading, and traveling. She works in various church ministries where she spends time reaching out when needed and where needed. Vickie has worked years coordinating academic competitions in her church. She is married and has three children.
Mrs. Victoria Rogers
Mrs. Helen G. Harris was employed for over 29 years with the federal government, mostly in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health. Studying the Bible, sewing, reading, traveling, working with the Royal Bees Girls Club, spending time on the computer, and following sports are the things she enjoys most. Her interests include working with and helping others, whether at church or in the community She is married and has two daughters and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Helen Harris
Mrs. Mary Ann Coleman is a retired teacher who has over 30 years experience in the Richmond County School System. Most of her years were spent in middle school settings where both her teaching and management skills benefited many students. Because of her love for students, she continues her service through substitute teaching. She is active in her church and serves the community through various volunteer programs and through service on advisory boards. Her passion is that of reaching out to those in need in whatever way she can. She is married and has three children and two grand children.
Mrs. Mary Ann Coleman
Originally from Panama, Rosa Drayton immigrated to the U. S. in her early 20’s and served four years in the U.S. Navy. While in Panama, she attended Panama University. The knowledge she gained through her studies, as well as her time in the navy, landed her the job of project secretary for a Department of Defense contractor in Washington, D.C. During her tenure in the defense Industry, she became a certified payroll specialist. She later studied business management to further her education. Rosa is fluent in both Spanish and English and uses her knowledge of languages to help where she can. Currently, Rosa serves her church and community in various roles in her community, as well as internationally. Rosa has enjoyed life in Augusta, Georgia for 28 years, alongside her husband and four daughters. In her free time, she enjoys reading, water aerobics and connecting with friends back in Panama! She loves serving her community and being with family and friends.
Mrs. Rosa Drayton
Mrs. Yvonne Robinson is a professional Registered Nurse at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and works as a Behavioral Health Care Facilitator Nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. She has 34 years of nursing experience in various fields such as pediatrics, ambulatory surgery, home health, medical-surgical, nursing home, and psychiatric. She is a charging nurse in the medicine/surgical unit and has been a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) for 10 years. She received various awards over the years, including Employee of the Quarter, Key 100 Award, Employee of the Year, and the Nursing Excellence Award. She is the co-chairman for the Beulah Readers Book Club and loves to read fiction, non-fiction, and mystery books. She also serves in the children’s ministry at her church. In her spare time, she likes to do bargain shopping, sight-seeing, reading, doing word search puzzles, watching television and hanging out with friends. She is married and has three children and three grandchildren. Mrs. Robinson believes that family and friends are like unique treasures that cannot be replaced. Over the years, she has stored memories of those unique treasures. She sees herself as a caring and compassionate person whose business is about helping others.
Mrs. Yvonne Robinson
Mrs. Cheryl Ramsey is a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. She was employed with the Department of Corrections and the Probation Division in the state of Georgia. For over 30 years she assisted in helping others better their lives by supporting, advising, and guiding them through the criminal justice system. Since retirement she volunteers her services throughout the community to both potential and existing victims. Her experience in the criminal justice system allows her to share her knowledge to those in need. She has been instrumental in helping young adults understand the probation and parole systems. Mrs. Ramsey is married and enjoys bowling, sewing, and traveling.
Mrs. Cheryl Ramsey