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Augusta Chapter Leadership

Masaki Chiba, M.Div

Area Director

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.

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Andy Sanders, MD

Associate Director

Andy founded CMDA Augusta chapter and had been the Area Director for the past 20 years.  While he stepped down from the role of the Area Director, along with his wife Ilene, he continues to be active in international missions and community development.  

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Richard Sams, MD, MA

Council Chair

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.


Gary Beaudreau, DMD

Dental Area Coordinator

Gary is in general dental practice in Augusta, Georgia. He came to know Christ personally while an undergraduate then later graduated from Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Gary volunteered for years in dental student ministry (Medical Campus Outreach) at Augusta University DCG leading student discipleship groups. 

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Other Council Members

  • Greg Griffin, DMD

  • David Killough, PharmD

  • Mal Lawrence, MD

  • Fred Merrill, DO

  • Dan Rahn, MD

  • Ilene Sanders, Side By Side

  • Pamela Tipler, DO

  • Chandra Williams, DMD

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