DeDe Harris, Executive Director of Walton Wellness, joined the Board of Trustees of the William Harris Homestead Foundation on May 17, 2019. The William Har- ris Homestead is a historic site in north Walton County, a Walton County HistoHarrismark, and on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to serve as a cultural and educational center dedicated to the advancement of heritage, agricultural, and environmental scholarship. Its vision is to preserve an early Georgia homestead and provide education and insight into its cultural and historical impact.
Harris founded Walton Wellness in 2011, a nonprofit whose mission is “to make living a healthy lifestyle in Walton County easier than living unhealthy.” Walton Wellness is dedicated to the prevention of lifestyle related chronic illness. She is also co-founder of Marrow Man, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the sup- port of families of children who have bone marrow illnesses and to raise aware- ness of bone marrow donation.
With her experience with Walton Wellness and Marrow Man, Inc., DeDe Harris will bring many talents and ideas to the William Harris Homestead Foundation. Asked about her new role with the Foundation, Mrs. Harris said, “I am honored at being the first non family member Trustee and am excited about the opportu- nity to support this valuable organization.” The Board of Trustees are pleased to add Mrs. Harris to the Board to help guide the William Harris Homestead into the future of Walton County and the State of Georgia.