The Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees recently appointed Laura Leatherwood as the new chairman of the board.
Leatherwood is the vice president of Student and Workforce Development at Haywood Community College, where she has worked since 2000. In addition to her new position on the HRMC Foundation board, Leatherwood serves on the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Western Carolina University College of Business Advisory Board and WCU Catamount Club Board of Directors.
Leatherwood has a vested interest in MedWest-Haywood and has served as a hospital ambassador to the community during recent years. Having assisted with the opening of the MedWest Health and Fitness Center, which was funded primarily through the HRMC Foundation.