New Executive Director


My name is Melissa Harris, and I am so happy to be working with United Way Battlement to the Bells. My professional background includes working with non-profit organizations, and as a college instructor for many years. I am new to Colorado, as I am originally from the Portland Metro area in Oregon. I have been a part of this community here on the Western Slope of CO for just over three years now, but my husband was born and raised here. Both of my children are almost grown, so my husband and I are looking forward to being empty nesters soon, but we also enjoy having three new pups in our home ranging from two and a half months to four years old. When I am not working, I enjoy up cycling and repurposing old furniture and rescuing junk from local thrift shops, turning things into artwork for my home. Working with UWBB has been an amazing opportunity for me, as serving our community is one of my highest priorities. And I could not do my job without our fantastic board of directors, so thank you to them for all their support thus far. Here is to finishing this year strong and looking forward to what we can accomplish in 2023.


Melissa Harris, Executive Director

United Way Battlement to the Bells


Work Phone: (970) 625-8189