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Charlotte Muir Named Executive Director

Charlotte Muir

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.”

As Executive Director, Muir will be responsible for staff and operational management of the Health Foundation. Her duties will also include development, strategic planning with the Board of Directors, and creating collaborative relationships across our communities.

The Health Foundation has been led by Robin Tindall since its inception in 2019.

“I could not be more excited for Charlotte,” said Tindall. “She is coming on board at an extraordinary time for the Health Foundation. Her experience and inspiring enthusiasm are exceptional, and I look forward to ensuring a smooth transition over the next several weeks.  I also want to pass along my sincerest gratitude to all who have been so supportive over the past five years – the board, donors, non-profits, staff, and community. I am confident that Charotte’s leadership will continue to grow and expand the impactful work of our dedicated partners, and I extend my best wishes and congratulations to Charlotte.”

Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to improve the health and well-being of all residents of Highlands, Cashiers, and surrounding communities.  To learn more, please visit


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