The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation (Health Foundation) announced today that Charlotte Muir has been appointed as its new Executive Director. The announcement comes following an extensive nationwide search conducted by the Succession Planning Committee and approval from the Board of Directors.
The Succession Planning Committee received more than 60 applications from candidates across the country for the Executive Director position. Over the past six months, the committee conducted a rigorous and thorough process of reviewing these applications and holding multiple stages of interviews with numerous well-qualified candidates.
“Charlotte will be a wonderful addition to the Health Foundation,” said Dr. Barbara Corcoran, Chair of the Board of Directors and Succession Planning Committee. “She has extensive nonprofit experience, strong community relations, and a passion for the work that will continue the Health Foundation’s growth and investments in the Highlands, Cashiers, and surrounding communities. I want to thank the members of the Succession Planning Committee for their thoughtful and diligent work during this process.”
Muir comes to the Health Foundation after serving as the executive director of the Highlands Biological Foundation since 2018. Her accomplishments include significant growth of the donor base and annual gifts, expanding programs with the Highlands Nature Center, cultivating new board members and stakeholders, and growth and development of the staff. Prior to the Highlands Biological Foundation, Muir served as the Theatre Director of the Vilar Performing Arts Center and Vail Valley Foundation, and Program Manager of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA.
“I am thrilled to join the Health Foundation team,” said Muir. “Having witnessed firsthand the profound impact they’ve made on our community since 2019, I am incredibly honored for the opportunity to lead this organization alongside such a strong board of directors and staff. The Health Foundation’s unwavering commitment to our region ensures that we are set to reach even greater heights in our mission to enhance health and wellness within our community.”