Melbourne, Fla. — This past August, Diana Adams was appointed as the Executive Director of the Brevard Heart Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to improve and promote quality healthcare for Brevard County citizens through programs that target identified community needs.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to serve the residents of Brevard County in this new role, working alongside the Board to ensure that our local community has quality healthcare through our support of healthcare initiatives and our scholarship program,” says Adams. “In this unique time, our community and nation is realizing the critical role our healthcare workers have and we want to make sure our local healthcare heroes are supported and appreciated for all of the hard work they have been doing and will continue to do.”

Adams earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated with distinction as a Schreyer Honors Scholar. During her seven-year teaching career, Adams was awarded the prestigious title of Dr. Theron Trimble Elementary Social Studies Florida Teacher of the Year as well as the Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year for Brevard County in 2019. While teaching, Adams also earned herMaster’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida.

Adams is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in public administration with a focus in public sector management, and is extensively involved in Brevard County’s community. Adams and her husband support a multitude of charitable, local organizations including New Life Mission, Candlelighters of Brevard, Children’s Hunger Project, Family Promise of Brevard, and Keep Brevard Beautiful. Adams also serves as a board member for the Space Coast Field of Dreams, is a member of the local Lions Club, and participates in the Leadership Brevard program.