Our Team

Jan McPheely


Brian and I moved to Sugarloaf fifteen years ago with our three children. They are now adults living in the Brookhaven, Decatur area. We are blessed with two wonderful daughters-in-law and three grandchildren. Originally from Michigan, we own a cottage in northern Michigan where we spend as much time as possible during the summer. I enjoy playing tennis and am trying to enjoy playing golf. I also love to spend time with my family, sew, cook, entertain, take walks and read.

Ginger Ragsdale

Vice President

Ginger Ragsdale Barber has been a resident of Gwinnett County for over 25 years. Ginger was born in North Carolina, went to school at UNC-G and graduated in 1976 with a design degree. She moved to Georgia in 1983 and started working with interior design firms as well as local home builders. Sugarloaf has been their home with her late husband, Mike Barber and family of 4 kids since 2000. Other interests and past activities involve playing tennis and enjoying 5 grandchildren. She has been a past chairperson with the Sugarloaf Tour of homes, previously on the board of the Sugarloaf POA and board of the Atlanta SPCA. Ginger is still actively involved with her building company, G. Ragsdale Builders, completing renovations and new construction for the many families of our subdivision and surrounding areas.

Wendy Armstrong


Wendy grew up in SC and graduated from the Univ. of South Carolina and was a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines for 28 years.She has lived in Gwinnett for 30 years and is currently a GCPS substitute teacher. She and her husband, Kerry, have one daughter, Jenny, and she loves to spend time with her and also likes to spend time playing tennis and hiking.

Sandy Elliott


Born and raised in Georgia, Sandy has lived in Gwinnett County for over 40 years. She has three daughters and eight grandchildren. She loves to be with her children and grandchildren and play tennis. She is also a part of the Gwinnett Parks Foundation. She has a BSED from University of Georgia in Health and Physical Education.

Cynthia Fitzhugh


Cynthia was born, raised and attended college in North Carolina. Her 16-year sales career with Union Camp / International Paper carried her to Virginia and Tennessee. She has been retired from the paper industry since 1999. She has been married to Jim for 27 years and they have one son, Brock, who is 21. She enjoys gardening, tennis, traveling and serving as the liaison for the Sugarloaf Women’s Club and Charity Boards.

Jane Haro-LaMotte

Magazine Editor

Born and raised in North Dakota, Jane has also lived in suburbs of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and the past 16 years in Duluth, GA. She and Joe have one son, two daughters, and four grandchildren. She taught Advanced Placement HS English for many years and was later a pharmaceutical rep for Abbot Labs. Jane is active in her church, is a trained Stephen Minister, has fund raised for many organizations, and is presently the Editor of our Sugarloaf Living Magazine. She also enjoys entertaining family and friends, the theatre, and travel.

Marshall Barton


Marshall Barton has been involved with the Women’s Club of Sugarloaf Country Club Charities for ten years in a variety of roles. She is VP, Animal Health US Business Law, for Boehringer-Ingelheim, the makers of NEXGARD®, HEARTGARD®, and FRONTLINE®. She earned her JD from the College of William & Mary and a BS from Vanderbilt University. Marshall also is active in several other civic and charitable organizations, including serving as the current Chair of the Board of Directors for Rainbow Village, Inc., a long term transformational housing program for homeless families with children, and on the Gwinnett Advisory Board for the United Way. She resides in Duluth with her husband, Tom, who also is a lawyer, and their two dogs and two cats. Happily, their five children, two daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren, and two grand-dogs are frequent visitors.

Debbie Bush


I grew up in a very small town in Virginia, Clifton Forge, and received my bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. My husband and I moved to Georgia when he was in the Army at Fort Benning and we decided to stay. We both received our master’s degrees from Georgia State University. While teaching I went on to obtain my Educational Specialist degree from Brenau University and Georgia State University. I retired from education in 2012. While I was teaching I worked with some of my students on Shakespeare and we presented plays as a culminating activity. When I saw an ad in the paper for auditions at a local community theatre, I decided to try out and got a part in the play, “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 2008. I had caught the theater bug! I went on to act in many plays in the area, mostly at New Dawn, but also at Players Guild at Sugar Hill. Another passion of mine is DAR. I had done some research on my family history, but I was lucky to have an aunt who had completed the line on my mother’s side. Thus began my love of DAR. I am currently the Vice Regent at the Duluth chapter, William Day, and will be Vice Chair for two Georgia State DAR committees – American Indians and Constitution Week for the next two years. Finally, my love of music drives me in chairing the parade for the Duluth Fall Festival. Unfortunately, the festival is cancelled this year due to the coronavirus, but I am getting prepared for the 2021 festival parade! I love a parade!

Mary McNeil


Originally from Buffalo, New York, Mary has lived in Atlanta for 31 years, 10 of them in Sugarloaf. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University. She married her college sweetheart, Dave, and has two sons and a wonderful daughter-in-law. Mary serves as the Director, Associate Relations for Northside Hospital Gwinnett, where she has worked for 20 years. She is passionate about helping people and has been involved with WCSCC Charities, Inc. for the last 7 years.

Angela Pittman


Angela was born and raised in Norristown, Pennsylvania and has lived in Georgia for over 20 years. Angela worked in accounting for General Electric (GE) for 13 years in various locations including Valley Forge, Pennsylvania , Huntsville, Al. and Fairfield, Ct.  Angela met her husband, Greg, of 37 years while working at GE. Together they have three children, two daughter-in-law’s, two dogs and they are expecting their first grandson in July of 2020. After leaving GE and raising their kids, Angela started her own sewing business that specializes in window treatments, and beginner sewing lessons. Angela is a member of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth GA  and she previously has served on the board of the Sugarloaf POA. Along with working out and striving to live a clean lifestyle with Young Living essential oils, Angela’s hobbies include: tennis, golf, sewing, and charity work with the Women’s Club.

Mary Jane Wolfe


Phil and I have been residents of Sugarloaf for 15 years. Phil retired in the fall, so we split our time between Atlanta and our home on Cape San Blas, Florida. I am involved in a few things other than the Sugarloaf Women’s Club Charity Committee that I am proud of. Aurora Theatre Board of Directors, Gwinnett Parks Foundation, Partnership Against Domestic Violence, and more animal rescue groups than I can mention. We have no children, but are very involved with many of our nieces and nephews spread around the country.

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Suzanne Whitehead


Suzanne and her husband Don have been married 43 years. They moved to Atlanta in 1980 from MS for Don to go to graduate school with no intention of staying they fell for the big city and had their five children here. They are all married and as of now she has eight grandchildren. Suzanne is a member of Perimeter Church . She enjoys hanging with her recently retired husband, activities with her family, group fitness classes, walking, a heart for hospitality, going out to eat and being with friends.

Gina Connell

Nominator--Annandale Village

Gina has lived all over the country but has been in Gwinnett County for the last 17 years. She has been married for over 31 years, has an adult son who has autism and resides at Annandale Village in Suwanee, GA, and a daughter who is studying to become a special eduction teacher. She has been involved with WCSCC Charities, Inc. for over 10 years and has been active in supporting other autism and special needs related charitable organizations in the Gwinnett County area.

Barb Barger

Nominator--Annandale Village

Barb was born and raised in Cincinnati, Oh and has lived in a multitude of places since she got married. She has lived in Atlanta for nearly 20 years. She and her husband Dennis have been married 39 years and they have 3 children who all live in Dallas, Tx. Two of the three children are married. Barb and Dennis are expecting their first grandchild in August. Besides being involved on the Sugarloaf Charity Board, Barb enjoys tennis, golf, walking, reading, and her Bible Study.

Kiersten Greeff

Nominator--Annandale Village

Kiersten was born and raised in Oregon and moved to Georgia in 1991. She and her husband, Mark, have a son and a daughter, and are soon to be empty nesters. Kiersten has served in several roles on the Charity Board, and is currently a Nominator for Annandale Village. She also serves as the Chairperson for From Hunger to Hope with Feed My Starving Children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as playing tennis.

Judy Gagne

Nominator--Duluth Co Op

Originally from the Boston area, Judy and her husband Mark have lived in Sugarloaf Country Club for 20 years where they raised their 3 sons; Greg, Andrew and Nick. Judy holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Boston College and a masters degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College and was a licensed CPA. She has been active in both the WCSCC and WCSCC Charities serving both on the executive board and as a charity nominator for Duluth Co-Operative Ministries. In her free time, Judy enjoys playing golf, gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Terri Schraudenbach

Nominator--Duluth Co Op

Terri and her husband, John, grew up in East Point, GA where they were high school sweethearts. They both went on to attend UGA where Terri majored in Early Childhood Education. She spent her career as an elementary school teacher prior to retiring to stay home with her three children. She has lived in Gwinnett since 1982 and moved into Sugarloaf CC in 1998. Terri has two daughters (Brooke and Katie) and a son (Adam) who are all married and have each contributed a grandson to the crew. In addition to spending time with her family and helping with her grandchildren, some of her interests include watching sports (especially Ga football), playing tennis, Bible study and volunteer work.

Margaret Washburn


Margaret has a general trial practice dedicated to family law, corporate, probate, criminal defense, personal injury and workers comp in Lawrenceville. She was born in Salisbury, NC and moved to Atlanta in 1959. She attended Lakeside High School, Oglethorpe University and graduated Emory University School of Law, J.D, in 1979. She is the Chief Judge, Municipal Court for the City of Sugar Hill; Associate Judge, Duluth and Berkeley Lake; recipient of numerous awards from Gwinnett County Bar Association and Council for Municipal Court Judges of Georgia; “Best of Gwinnett” for legal representation 2014-present; People to Know; Past President, GCBA, Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club and Council for Municipal Court Judges; over 75 published articles. Margaret’s 2 sons are lawyers, and her 2 daughters-in-law are also lawyers. Margaret has 3 amazing grandchildren, that are superstars, of course. She is a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, 1818 Club, Gwinnett Leadership of Women, TPC Sugarloaf, and attends the Catholic Church of St. Monica with her fiancé’ Eric Ballinger. Her hobbies are Tennis, writing and running and she is a Dedicated Georgia Bulldawg!

Joyce Larkins

Nominator--The Next Stop

Joyce is originally from Indiana, living in several states before moving to Georgia. She has lived in Georgia for the past 32 years, in Gwinnett County for 18 years. She has been married for 53 years. Joyce has 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 2 granddaughters. Her hobbies include Scrapbooking and tennis. She also enjoys traveling around the world. Joyce have been involved with the Sugarloaf's Charities for the past 4 years.

Julie Higgins

Nominator--Wellspring Living

Living a military lifestyle is how Julie has spent nearly her whole life. She has lived in 13 states and in England before settling in Duluth in November 2017 when her husband retired from the Air Force. She has a B.S. in business administration from Auburn University. Julie enjoys family time with her two sons and with extended family, which also provides opportunities to enjoy FL beaches and NC hiking and enjoyment of waterfalls and the great outdoors. She spends her time in GA serving and singing in the choir at her church, volunteering at Treasures (upscale resale store to benefit Wellspring Living), and facilitating a Bible study group in the community.