Tuesday, February 7, 2023
CONTACT:  Aura Lee Durham, Chief Operating Officer
Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce

WARNER ROBINS, GA– The Robins Regional Chamber is excited to announce the 24 participants for the Robins Leads Class of 2023.

Since the 1980s, Leadership Robins Region has educated and equipped hundreds of emerging leaders in Middle Georgia with information about the social, economic, and political dynamics of our community. During the 10-month class, participants are asked to get out of their comfort zones and see our community and themselves with fresh eyes. Class members gain greater insight into the innerworkings of our community through an immersive, strengths-based leadership experience. The program challenges each participant not only to be an effective and influential leader within their own organization but to lead within our greater community through personal commitment and involvement.

The 2023 Leadership participants are: Rieka Audain , CASA of Houston County, Inc.; Breanna Bassett, Hometown Occupational Medicine; Jessica Brannon, Colony Bank; Rebecca Carter, MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union; Mario Cherry, Fort Valley State University; Michelle Colson, Houston Healthcare; Tara Combs, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs; Michelle Cuffie, Atrium Health Navicent Hospice Pine Pointe; Teresa Davis, Museum of Aviation Foundation; Stan Ferguson, Colony Bank; Lafayette Huston; Jennifer Jones, Houston County School District; Bre Knowles, SunMark Community Bank; Desiree McBride, North Central Health District; Monica Miller, Robins AFB.; Beckie Onisawa, Robins AFB; Chris Parker, Robins Financial Credit Union; Paulette Polk, Robins AFB; Kirk Ransom, Cadence Bank; Trevale Reynolds, Robins AFB; Rogie Roberson, Flint Energies; Nicole Rosser, Family Promise of Greater Houston County; Elizabeth Ruark, Office of Congressman Austin Scott; and Adolfo Villalobos, Coldwell Banker Free Realty.

“As a cornerstone program of the chamber, Robins Leads continues to attract a group of dynamic emerging leaders. Each class member brings with them a unique perspective and desire to contribute to the improvement and success of their community. We integrate the CliftonStrengths curriculum into our program in 2022, and it has truly taken our program to the next level,” said April Bragg, President & CEO of the Robins Regional Chamber.  “Participants are challenged to leverage their strengths in a variety of ways throughout the year to make using strengths part of their leadership culture both personally and for their organizations. We are excited to see this incredible group and the positive impact they will have on our community and the organizations they represent.”

For additional information, please contact Aura Lee Durham, COO, Robins Regional Chamber at 478.922.8585.


The Robins Regional Chamber has been “taking care of business” in the Robins Region since 1949. Our mission is to be the catalyst for business growth, connector of people & resources, convener of leaders & influencers who make things happen, and champion for a stronger community.