Melody C. Gibson

Executive Director and Co-Founder
OPERATION LOOKOUT® National Center for Missing Youth

Side-by-side with her husband, Mike, Melody co-founded and directs one of today's most respected charities. What began as a small community newspaper that included a page about missing children in 1984 has grown into one of the most effective child-search agencies in North America. Today the organization works diligently on finding missing children in full cooperation with other agencies and with law enforcement.
She administrates an amazingly lean organization, where the agencies current overall case resolve rate stands at an astonishing 82%, and no case is closed without cause until the family of a missing child authorizes it. Once a child is found, OPERATION LOOKOUT® caseworkers stay with the family to aid in the recovery (as applicable). As editor of the Center's magazine, The Lookout!, she sensitively communicates the problems and solutions to the growing problem of child abduction. A loving mother and grandmother, respected writer, editor, and administrator, Melody brings a very special quality to the Advisory Board.

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