Staff

The Senior Citizens Council

Kathleen J. Ernce Executive Director

Ms. Ernce has been a member of The Senior Citizens Council team for over thirty years. Her love of this work, compassion, and knowledge has made her the perfect person to lead our organization. She began her work in aging in 1982 and joined The Senior Citizens Council in 1986 as the Advocacy Programs Director, and in 2007 was appointed as Executive Director. She provides information and assistance, referrals to community resources, counseling, and education on a variety of topics concerning seniors including Medicare, options for successful caregiving, Elder Rights and Elder Fraud Prevention. She is a Certified Medicare counselor and a Nursing Home Administrator. She has a Gerontology Certification from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Membership & Awards

  • Served on the Board of the Augusta Care Network, and the Executive Board of the Georgia Gerontology Society
  • Co-Chaired the 1995 and 2002 Georgia Gerontology Society’s statewide conferences
  • Produced the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant for 14 years
  • Member of the Columbia County S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council
  • Co-Chairs the TEAS (Taking Elder Abuse Seriously) Collaborative and the CSRA Elder Rights Conference Planning Committee

Meet Our Team

The Senior Citizens Council

William B. Sherrod

Administrative Assistant Director

Mr. Sherrod is a Retired Lieutenant from the Augusta Fire Department and has an Associate’s Degree in Music from Augusta State University.

He has worked at The Senior Citizens Council since 1985. He began serving as a transportation driver, Maintenance Supervisor, Housekeeping Director, and currently serves as Administrative Assistant Director and Maintenance Supervisor.
sherrod@seniorcitizenscouncil.org

The Senior Citizens Council

Madsy Walter

AmeriCorpsSeniors Volunteer Coordinator

Ms. Walter has worked with our AmeriCorpsSeniors program staff since 2019 and serves as the Senior Corps Volunteer Coordinator. She is responsible for recruiting, training, and managing the placement of our senior volunteers, developing volunteer stations, facilitating monthly in-service meetings, and assisting with reporting outcomes of volunteer placements.

She served in the United States Army and worked in customer service prior to joining our staff.

Ms. Walter has a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Services with a concentration in Gerontology from Perdue University.
mwalter@seniorcitizenscouncil.org

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Juanita Hardy

Ameri Corps Seniors Records Coordinator

Ms. Hardy joined the Senior Corps staff in 2019 after volunteering as an Administrative Assistant for over a year and serving as a Foster Grandparent for six years. As the Senior Corps Records Coordinator, she is responsible for maintaining volunteer files as well as processing monthly stipend and travel reimbursements for our senior volunteers.

She graduated from Westside High School, participated in Floura Daniels Trade School, and the Augusta Opportunities Industrialization Center.
jhardy@seniorcitizenscouncil.org

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Cortina Samuel

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Kathy Ponder Williams

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