Contina Woods has always made the most of the opportunities given to her. Her father let her tag along in his auto mechanics shop and wrecker service when she was a child. From those experiences, she learned impeccable customer service and developed an outstanding work ethic.

Woods graduated second in her high school class, while leading several extra-curricular activities. Her hard work earned her a college scholarship.

She accepted a job as a Management Associate for Regions at a college career fair days before graduation. Today, she has grown to be one of the company’s top performers and most successful mentors.

Stories like these follow Woods in all walks of her life — including her volunteer work with Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort, Alabama. She became involved with the then-small church food ministry when she moved to South Alabama to manage Regions’ Malbis branch in 2005. Since then, Woods has helped Prodisee grow into a stand-alone nonprofit organization that now offers financial education, disaster recovery, medical and dental screenings, job counseling and legal referrals. Regions is donating $1,000 to Prodisee in Honor of her Better Life Award.

Woods was recently selected to participate in 2018 Leadership Mobile. She is a past-chair of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and a member of Impact 100 Baldwin county, Junior league of Mobile and the Mobile Area Education Foundation.

Maximizing opportunities is now a family affair for Woods. She and her husband daily teach their two daughters the importance of meeting the needs of the less fortunate, finding joy in sharing their talents with others and the purpose of seeing all tasks through to a successful end.