Augusta Chapter Leadership
Masaki Chiba, M.Div
After serving as a pastor of local congregations for the past 20 years (15 years in Augusta area), Masaki came on board to the CMDA Augusta as the Area Director in August 2019. With the support of his wife Charisse, he leads the COMDA Augusta as a chaplain, cheerleader, and coordinator of various ministries.
Richard Sams, MD, MA
Rick joined the Augusta Council and took over the chairmanship in August 2019. With the support of his wife Teri, he is actively involved with various ministries of CMDA Augusta including on MCG at Augusta University, where he teaches as a faculty member of Family medicine and The Center for Bioethics and Health Policy.