Melinda Cox
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Melinda Cox

Melinda is a native of  Colorado and a University of Colorado alumni. Currently, she is the Program Manager for Prevention, Intervention, Core Services Program, and the Family Stabilization Services in the Child Welfare Division with the Colorado Department of Human Services. She started working for the Colorado Department of Human Services in March of 1999, and has over twenty-five years of human services human service experience at the county and state level.

Melinda has been with her husband, Tony, for fifteen years and they have a ten year old together, Liam. Liam has two brothers, Colin and Sean (28 and 25). Melinda enjoys the amazing lifestyle Colorado offers with hiking, biking, skiing, music, yoga, travel, and any other adventure that comes her way. She has served on various professional and non-profit organization boards, and loves the roll of serving others.

Being new to the board, what I admire about the Golden Backpack Program is the caring, compassionate, and tenacious board, as well as the community that has been built around a grass-roots ideology - all children, youth, and families deserve to be fed. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Thank you for checking in to The Golden Backpack Program!  The GBP, along with our community partners, are working to continue services to those in need during the COVID pandemic.  We have made adjustments to operations in order to keep our staff, volunteers and participants as safe as possible, while keeping our support strong!  Continue to check back for updates as we evolve to these ever changing times.

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