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Executive Director

Linda Hunt

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Linda has lived in Fort Lupton for over 40 years, where she taught sixth grade at the Fort Lupton Middle School and raised her children. Dale, her husband, is the Assistant Executive Director at the FLFCB. She and Dale have five children and 8 grandchildren. Linda serves as Chaplain for the Fort Vasquez Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Lupton. Linda previously served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank, and is an amazing asset to the community.

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President

Mandy Rife

2020 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2024)

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Vice President

Cody LeBlanc

2018 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2026)

Cody is a 6th generation Fort Lupton native. Cody has been an entrepreneur for most of his life. He started GENCOD at the age of six. GENCOD is the parent company for several businesses ranging from pet products to landscaping services. In 2020, Cody and his mother opened a coffeeshop, here in Fort Lupton, The Kindly Made Cup and in 2022 he purchased Cinn-A-Brew in Brighton. In 2023, Cody opened Get Your Fit Nutrition in LaSalle and is always looking for new ways to stay busy. 

In addition to the Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank, Cody serves as a Founding Board Member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County Fort Lupton Clubhouse, member of the Fort Lupton Booster Club, and 18 year member to the Parent Teacher Student Association in Fort Lupton Schools (where he currently serves as President of the Fort Lupton High School PTSA). Cody is also a Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Freedom Advocates of the Rockies, an organization created to educate and inspire all people on what it means to be an actively engaged American.
 
Cody previously served on the Weld Re-8 Schools Board of Education and as Secretary of Rocky Mountain High Shows, Inc., President of Tailtwisters Rabbit Enthusiasts, Member of the Weld Re-8 Schools Bond Oversight Committee, District Captain for the Weld County Republican Party, Mountain Director for Breeders of the American Rabbit National Specialty Club, President of Pikes Peak Rabbit Breeders Association, President of Weld County 4-H Executive Council, President and Founder of TeenAge Republicans (TARS) of Weld County and Northern Colorado, and a member of the Fort Lupton Trapper Days Committee. Cody also volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club, Weld County Food Bank and Fort Lupton Optimist Club.

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Secretary

Neena Hagans

2018 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2026)

Neena retired after 35 years of service in the Insurance Industry. She has served as president of the Board of Directors of Insurance Women of Denver and Chairperson of a five state conference for the National Association of Insurance. She is chairperson of the Administrative Council of the Fort Lupton United Methodist Church and past president of United Methodist Women, Peaks and Plains District. She enjoys Bunco, books, gardening, crafts, and mixed media art.

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Treasurer

Francis LaBarbera

2021 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2024)

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Director

Jennifer Bell

2018 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2026)

Jennifer Bell was a resident of Fort Lupton from 2013-2019 and now lives in Frederick. She relocated to Fort Lupton from San Jose, CA and has always enjoyed the community. Jennifer is a Life & Health Insurance Agent specializing in helping people on Medicare.  She is also a LegalShield Independent Associate. Before moving to CO, Jennifer owned a bakery in San Jose for 10 years. She also competed on a reality show called The Next Great Baker in 2012/2013 and finished 3rd place. Leaving the culinary world behind was a hard decision but it has also given her back her free time and ability to live life on her own terms. Jennifer serves as a Chamber Ambassador in the Fort Lupton Chamber as well as participates on their various committees. Jennifer is an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and knows that following Christ's example of love and services is what makes life so great. 

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Director

Bridget Holcomb

2023 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2025)

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Director

Calvin Kind

2023 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2025)

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Director

Roxanne Lang

2023 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
 
Roxanne grew up on her family farm, just east of Fort Lupton, where she and her husband Tom live just a ¼ mile from. For many years, Roxanne worked at Purifoy Chevrolet, now Yoder Chevrolet, in their accounting department. Roxanne now works with an accounting firm based in Boulder.

Roxanne’s three children grew up attending school in Weld Re-3J and all eventually graduated from Weld Central High School, where Roxanne had also attended. Throughout her children’s educational career, she held many different positions with the Parent Teacher Organization at Hudson Elementary School.

She and Tom both enjoy volunteering at the Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank, anytime they have the opportunity.

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Director

Mary Ellen LeBlanc

2018 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2026)

Mary Ellen is a 5th generation resident of Fort Lupton. She has been employed by the Bank of Colorado since 1994 and currently serves as the Vice President of Operations managing the Operations Center in Fort Lupton. Mary Ellen and her son own The KM Cup, a coffeeshop located in Fort Lupton. She has a long history of civic involvement. She has served as the President of the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce, Organizational Leader for Tailtwisters 4-H Club, a Board member for the Many Blessings Child Care Center, Board of Directors for the High School Parent Teacher Student Association, Officer for the FLHS Booster Club, Served on numerous committees for the First United Methodist Church, member of the Fort Lupton Optimist Club and the local Oddfellows Lodge, Past member of the FLHS School of Business Steering Committee, member of the Fort Lupton Downtown Commission, Director with Hope at the Miracle House, Past officer of the Weld County 4-H Leaders Council and was chairperson of Trapper Days, annual community celebration for 7 years.  The FLFCB is a great passion of hers and serving on the Board of Directors has been a great honor.  She supports and believes in the Mission, Vision and Values of the Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank. 

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Director

Julie Luekenga

2022 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2025)

Julie Luekenga has had the honor of working in the Fort Lupton community since she accepted the position of Executive Director of the Aims Community College, Fort Lupton Campus in 2017.  One of her favorite aspects of the job is all the interaction she gets to have with this warm, family-like community. Prior to being at Aims, she was in Gunnison, CO and served in this mountain community as well as worked at Western Colorado University. She has always believed that Matthew 25:35 showed a compassionate way to serve our neighbors and tries to find ways to support and be involved in these missions. 

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Director

Dorothy 'Dort' Mintle

2020 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2024)

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Director

Brian Rife

2023 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2025)

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Director

Nalleli Valverde

2022 - Present (Current Term Ends: 12/31/2024)

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Director - Meritus

Helen Bachicha

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Helen worked for the Fort Lupton Canning Company for 30 years as an assistant supervisor and supervisor. She has been actively involved with her church (Saint Williams) for many years and has been an officer of the Holy Family Association. She has served as a volunteer at the Food Bank for the past 25 years. She also assists Mexican seniors in obtaining social security and other benefits and secures toys and school supplies for children in need. She also volunteers for the Fort Lupton Museum and has served as an election judge.

Helen was selected to receive the title of Director - Meritus when her Board term ended in 2020. She serves as an ex-officio member of the FLFCB Board and provides invaluable information, history, and support. 

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Director - Meritus

Phyllis Burge

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Phyllis served as the treasurer of the Food Bank from 2013 – 2018, a Board Director for 20 years and a volunteer for the organization for 28 years. She has also served as the past secretary of the Board.

Phyllis was selected to receive the title of Director - Meritus when her Board term ended in 2019. She serves as an ex-officio member of the FLFCB Board and provides invaluable information, history, and support. 

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