Meet the Augusta Communities Team
Board of Directors
Lee McDougal serves as the Board President of Augusta Communities. He also serves as an elected board member of Chaffey Community College. He retired as City Manager of the City of Montclair in June 2010, where he served for 35 years. Lee is an active community member and has held many board positions in education, housing, public safety, and service-oriented philanthropic organizations.
Lee C. McDougal
Gary Limon is a retired senior healthcare executive with 30+ years of experience and demonstrated success as a corporate leader. Gary served as a Group Vice President of Corporate Development for a national clinical services company. He currently has a small consulting practice and serves on the Advisory Board of a start-up medical device company.
Gary T. Limon
Board Vice President
Suzanne Taylor is the founder of Augusta Homes and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Taylor has over thirty years of public and private sector experience in economic development, redevelopment, housing, finance, project management and public outreach. Ms. Taylor developed the non-profit ownership model for manufactured housing that is today’s industry standard.
President / CEO
Michael Landa has served as the Executive Vice President of Account Management and Business Development for Athens Administrators since 2009. In his position, he is responsible for developing and expanding the claims administration services as well as overseeing contract renewals and client satisfaction within the organization. Prior to joining Athens Administrators, Michael served as the Vice President of Claims for a national third-party administrator for close to six years overseeing the West Coast claims operations.
Chester Britt is the Executive Vice President of a full-service communications firm that is a leader in its market in Southern California. In addition, he also has managed and provided strategic oversight to local and state agencies for numerous large-scale infrastructure projects including rail, highway and energy programs.
Chester K. Britt III
Director of Business Operations
Erica Taylor’s involvement with Augusta Communities started in 2009 and has been full time since 2013. Ms. Taylor has extensive knowledge in the underwriting of property economics and property financing and is responsible for acquisitions, project management, and business development. She prides herself in being a dedicated professional and cultivating opportunities for Augusta Communities through business relationships and creative thinking.
Director of Community Services
Vanessa Hatch has over thirty years of public sector, non-profit, education and experience in housing, community service, project management and public outreach. She works with stakeholders to access community needs, develop resident services programming, build relationships with partnering organizations, identify new sources of funding, and monitor compliance and regulatory requirements.
Chrissy Summerville joined the Augusta Communities team in 2011. With a strong knowledge in business administration and non-profit accounting, Ms. Summerville is primarily responsible for managing the company’s financial reporting, financial statements and internal controls, annual budgets, regulatory compliance, and insurance.
Director of Accounting & Finance
Program Coordinator of Asset Services
Debra Wheelock came on board with Augusta Communities in 2017 to assist in the renovation and selling of park owned homes at the Mooney Grove property. She also assists in managing the day to day operations of Mooney Grove.
Resident Services Coordinator
Erin Allerton recently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, with a degree in Visual Communications. With a background in youth leadership and social justice, she is passionate about providing valuable programs and events to Augusta’s residents.
As an organization, we value:
Compassion - Accountability - Integrity - Citizenship - Leadership