Julie Hinkson
 Executive Director

Julie graduated from Colorado Mesa University in 2008 with a BA in Psychology. With more than twenty-five years in the non-profit world, Julie is experienced in nonprofit management, fundraising, grant making and evaluation, and serves on multiple local Boards and committees. She lives in rural Mesa County with her husband and a menagerie of sociable farm animals and no-account varmints. Julie listens to Prince tunes turned up way too loud, has read the Harry Potter series NINE times, and pens horribly cheesy scripts for United Way fundraising events.


Lindy Hodges
Community Funding and Events Manager

Lindy isn’t a newbie in the nonprofit world. Prior to United Way, she worked with RSVP and Habitat for Humanity. Serving our community is one of her passions. Outside of that, she loves finding a thrift store deal, getting hands-on with DIY projects and she’s a sports mom queen.


Daysha Snow
Resource Development Manager

Since living in the Grand Valley for over 30 years, Daysha has developed a love for the outdoors and a passion for serving those in our community. With experience in sales and fundraising she thrives on networking and community engagement. She has successfully raised two amazing young women and although she loves them unconditionally, she can’t wait for them to “leave the nest” so she can focus on some of her passions that include spontaneous adventures, learning to play the guitar, and reading a book without being interrupted.




Jeannie Smith
Business and Communications Manager

Before her work at United Way, Jeannie worked for School District 51 in Communications and Community Partnerships. She’s excited to use her skills at United Way to make even more of an impact here in Mesa County. She enjoys spending time with her family camping. four-wheeling, hiking — or anything outdoors.






Phone: 970-243-5364
Fax: 970-242-6719
422 White Ave, Suite 337
Grand Junction, Colorado

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