Julia Sands de Melendez

Julia Sands de Melendez

KPWE Mentor


Julia Sands de Melendez, Organizational Director of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute (CSLI)

Julia brings more than 25 years of corporate and nonprofit customer, project, and event management experience to her position at The Colorado Springs Leadership Institute (CSLI). The organization promotes the quality and quantity of leaders in the local community.

She is originally from Omaha, and moved to Colorado in 1987 with her husband who was in the Air Force at the time. Julia has a degree in Technical Management, with an emphasis in Project Management, from DeVry University, graduating Summa cum Laude.

Julia's community involvement includes volunteering for Special Kids Special Families, KPWE, her church, and with several other nonprofits whenever possible. She is on the board of directors at Day 2 International. 

She and her husband enjoy spending time with their 3 grown sons, a brand new daughter in law, 2 grand pups, and all the variety of entertainment and activities that come with living in our great city and this beautiful state.