Mary Anne Cox hired as Program Manager of Healthy Mendocino

Healthy Mendocino, a program of North Coast Opportunities (NCO), is pleased to announce the hiring of local community advocate for health, Mary Anne Cox as Program Manager.

Mary Anne has deep roots in Mendocino County. She has spent the past twenty years in Ukiah and grew up in Anderson Valley and on the Mendocino coast.

Mary Anne said she is excited to hit the ground running in her new role with Healthy Mendocino, a program with a deep and impactful history of its own, in Mendocino County.

“I am honored to be a change agent alongside our Healthy Mendocino partners to identify a more unified community voice by bringing people together across Mendocino County to fortify inclusion and equity for the people who live here.” Mary Anne said.

Mary Anne brings with her a diverse background working in spaces to create health equity and said she is committed to building thriving communities across Mendocino County with Healthy Mendocino and NCO.

In her most recent role as the Substance Use Navigator Supervisor for Adventist Health hospitals CA Bridge program in Mendocino County, Mary Anne partnered with healthcare providers, health plans, community agencies and Tribal communities to expand access to addiction treatment in Mendocino County.

Tiffany Gibson, Healthy Mendocino Director, shares, “Mary Anne brings rich experience as a community collaborator to Healthy Mendocino.  Her strong relationships with community partners enhances our work reducing barriers to well-being for people across Mendocino County.”

Mary Anne earned her BA at Sonoma State University in Women and Ethnic Studies, is a certified Health and Wellness Coach with Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator with DONA International, Yoga and fitness instructor, and a Mentor for CA Bridge Substance Use Navigator program.

When not working to change the world (or at least Mendocino County) for the better, Mary Anne said she loves to spend time with her family, practicing yoga, dancing, swimming, traveling, creating healthy recipes, and finding time for solitude in nature.

To reach out to Mary Anne in her new position please email her at or give her a call at (707) 888-5707.

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