Director: Latoya Hardman

Latoya Hardman first came to Family Promise in 2011 as an intern while pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She graduated from Augusta State University in December of 2011. Latoya came back to Family Promise in 2013 as an intern while working to obtain her Master of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. While interning, she became our VISTA in March of 2014. Latoya was our VISTA for a year before becoming the Executive Director. Since then, she has graduated from the University of South Carolina. She has a strong passion for helping others and seeing them succeed. Latoya enjoys being outside and spending time with her loved ones.

Case Manager: Karenia Clark

Karenia graduated from Augusta State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 2011. Karenia is currently pursuing her Masters in Human Services. She enjoys designing houses on her HGTV Home Design software. Karenia hopes to one day use those designs to rehab homes for the homeless population in the CSRA.

Bus Driver: Patricia Summers

Patricia Summers is FPA Bus and Mini-van driver. She enjoys helping others and spending time with her grandchildren.

FPA Children’s Day Shelter

CDS Administrative Coordinator: Michelle Beard Hickson

Michelle is originally from Augusta, GA. She is the proud daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Beard. She is the oldest of two children, she has a younger brother. She is a graduate of Glenn Hills High School class of 1990. After graduation she attended Albany State University for three years and transferred to Troy University where she received her Bachelors in Psychology. She has been teaching for over 20 years. She is happily married to Samuel D. Hickson. They have two beautiful daughters, Paris Monet and Kobie Hickson. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

CDS Administrative Coordinator-Assistant: Serena Benitez

Serena is originally from California but due to her husband’s job, they now reside in Augusta. She is married with two amazing boys. Serena loves working with children and has had the opportunity to work with kids throughout the years. She has worked with children in a school setting and through volunteering at Vacation Bible School, AWANA, and Sunday School. Serena wants to be someone who has a positive impact on children, especially those who may not get it anywhere else. Growing up she volunteered with different programs that helped families in need. Serena has a strong passion and understanding for homelessness due to her experiencing homelessness as a child.