Cheryl Cox, a dedicated member of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA), has been honored for her 35 years of service. Cox, who joined the agency as a Correction Specialist in 1989, has been an integral part of the Corrections Department, holding various roles over the years.

During her tenure at UCHRA, Cox has shown a compassionate nature that has been a cornerstone of her work. Her most recent position as Director of the Community Intervention department highlighted her dedication. She oversaw programs that aimed to improve community quality of life, focusing on individuals at risk within the correctional system, victims of abuse or neglect, and children needing positive learning environments.

Under Cox’s leadership, the Community Intervention program broadened its services to include support for those with substance use disorders. Her dedication to her staff and the clients has been impactful and will be deeply missed.

In June 2024, Cox marked her 35th anniversary with UCHRA and the Upper Cumberland community. Her legacy of service and compassion is celebrated by colleagues and community members alike.

Melissa Hoisington has been named the new director of UCHRA’s Community Intervention Department.