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SCUFFY (Shelby County United Fund) announces new executive director

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Alecia M. Gross has accepted the position of Executive Director.  She will replace David Fisher, Interim Executive Director, who has been filling in since Angie Davies, long time executive director, passed away unexpectedly in January. SCUFFY President of the Board of Directors, Aaron Haehl said “We are thrilled to have Alecia on board and feel confident she will be great in the position. With her background, education and the fact that she grew up in Shelbyville she is a perfect fit for the job.”


Interim Executive Director David Fisher:



Most recently Ms. Gross has been the Pastor at First Christian Church in New Castle Indiana.  Before her career as a pastor she was the Executive Director of the Shelby Community Health Center, a SCUFFY agency before it transitioned into the Jane Pauley Community Health Center.


She has a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University and completed her

Mastersdegree at Christian Theological Seminary.


Alecia is married to Russ Gross, also a Shelbyville native.  She and her family are excited to return to Shelby County and serve the community that helped form them.


In her interview with the Board she said “Most recently I have served as pastor of local churches. Returning to not-for-profit management would be a professional shift, but the mission of SCUFFY aligns exactly with my personal mission – to create community, to garner hope, and to strengthen relationships.  The skills I have developed throughout my career lend themselves to this transition”