MIAMI — The past senior director of the Go Red for Women campaign for the American Heart Association and executive director for the Miami March of Dimes is Honey Shine Mentoring Program’s new executive director.

Marla Wilson will oversee Honey Shine’s programs and services as well as development structure for all operations. Honey Shine provides at-risk young women with positive role models and influences through programs, workshops, camps and mentoring.

“We are proud to have Marla Wilson as the new executive director of the Honey Shine Program,” said Bill Diggs, president of Mourning Family Foundation, the
umbrella charity. “Having her as a new executive on my team of high performers is exciting. Our Honey Bugs (young girls) deserve the best leadership and we are confident that we have found that caliber of person in Marla. Her background in executive level management and development are much needed if Honey Shine is to reach its next level of success.”

Originally from Las Vegas, Nev., Wilson holds a Bachelor’s of Communications from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she studied broadcast and print journalism. Raised by a single father, he taught Wilson the importance of diversity in culture, experience and travel, she said. Today, Wilson strives to make a difference in the lives of children and families in the South Florida area, she said.