The “Heart of the Community Awards” recognition program is sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation Inc. to honor local citizens for their volunteer service to our community. Recipients of the award are honored at a black tie gala planned for Feb. 18 at The Forum.
Proceeds from the event will be designated for heart education and safety programs in the Rome and Floyd County community. Previously funded projects have included the Heart House for families of critically ill patients on the Redmond campus, AED units in public facilities in Rome, a LifeTrail fitness course at Ridge Ferry Park, exercise equipment at the North Floyd Recreation Center and a serenity garden at Redmond.
Currently a stay-at-home mom, Watters graduated from Kennesaw State University and was previously employed for 11 years with Hospital Corporation of America, most recently as the director of human resources at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She serves on the board of directors at the Floyd County Department of Family and Children Services, and as a chairperson for Claws and Paws, an organization that raises awareness and funds for homeless animals. A graduate of Leadership Rome in 1998, she also graduated from Leadership Georgia in 2007. She is a member of the Staff Parish Committee at Rome First United Methodist Church. She has served on the board of the Heart of the Community Foundation for the last four years. Currently a parent volunteer at Darlington School, she and her husband Ed Watters live in Rome with their two daughters, Grace and Ivy.
Other Heart of the Community foundation board members who assist in the event and the mission of the Foundation include: Angie Beard, Harry Brock, Chris Cannon, Tony Daniel, Jordan Knight, Nancy Knight, Holly Lynch, Steven McDowell, Kimberly Moseley, Wanda Reid, Sammy Rich, Lauren Sklar, Beth Smith, Denise Tillman, Bruce Watterson, Mark Webb, Mimi Weed, Steve White and Gretta Wilson.