Big Bend Community Based Care

Mike Watkins Recognized as an Angel in Adoption™ at National Event in Washington, D.C.

September 16, 2014

Angel Mike

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) will honor Mike Watkins as an Angel in Adoption™ at an awards ceremony on September 16 and gala on September 17 in Washington, D.C.

Mike Watkins is the CEO of Big Bend Community Based Care, Inc. a Florida non-profit providing foster care and related services across 12 counties in Northwest Florida.  Over the past 24 years, Mike has dedicated his career to Florida’s at-risk children.  Mike was nominated by Florida Congressman Steve Southerland for demonstrating a commitment to improving the lives of children in need of permanent, loving homes and for his dedication to adoption and positive child welfare practices.... Click here to read more

Reggie Johns, Former Board President 

Reggie Johns

In Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership Reggie Johns, Board of Directors President   December 10, 2009-October 10, 2013

Florida Sterling Council Appoints Big Bend Community Based Care CEO 

July 10, 2013

Mike Watkins, Chief Executive Officer of Big Bend Community Based Care, was appointed to the Florida Sterling Council Board on July 8, 2013.  This is in recognition of his career long commitment to continued quality improvement in the child welfare system. Mike will be asked to provide perspective and promote the highest quality development of non-profit and healthcare organizations in the state of Florida.

The Florida Sterling Council has served as the epicenter of business quality through assessment, training, and recognition for performance excellence and proven results for the past twenty-two years. The Council has been endorsed by every Governor since its inception, including Governor Rick Scott, as the highest award any Florida organization can receive.