2018-01-24 / Front Page

Family Support Services hires new executive director

Scott Monnett Scott Monnett Family Support Services finalized its search for a new Executive Director and hired Scott Monnett. He has more than 15 years of experience in not for profit executive leadership, including fundraising, community relations, program development, partnership engagement and mission advancement.

Monnett previously worked in the family and youth service recreation and enrichment industry through Parks and Recreation, YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs in Lafayette, Zionsville, Spencer, Fort Wayne and Orlando and Gainesville, Florida.

FSS Board President Tammy Hunter commented, “Scott has the leadership qualities and the passion for families that will move Family Support Services forward from good to great.”

Already hitting the ground running Monnett said, “I am excited to lead an organization with an amazing staff and such a rich history of serving the community. Supporting the growth and development of healthy families is something I have done my entire career. I look forward to digging deeper in every community we serve, forming new partnerships, collaborations and relationships to help support families who need it. Together, we will strive to live in communities that are free of domestic, sexual and workplace violence.

Strong communities start with healthy families and we will be the leader in providing the tools and resources needed for every family to be successful.”

Along with his organization and operations management experience, he has served as a national trainer and small not for profit consultant in the areas of annual campaign development, project management, strategic planning, brand recognition planned giving and board development and looks forward to working with other not for profits in the region to help increase the community’s capacity to serve.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University with a major in Sports Studies, Exercise Science & Fitness Management. Monnett also holds multiple industry-specific certifications including Fund Family Support Services of West Central Indiana Development, Advanced Leadership, Project Management, Board Development and Organizational Leadership.

Scott and his wife, Laura, live in Greencastle with their three children.

“I look forward to meeting other community leaders and welcome the opportunity to share ideas.” Monnett said. He can be reached at the Family Support Services office at 765-653-4820 or via email at scott. monnett@pcfss.net

Family Support Services serves Putnam, Owen, Clay, Montgomery and Boone counties and is dedicated to preventing child neglect and abuse, ending relationship abuse, eliminating sexual violence, supporting battered men, women and children, nurturing new mothers and young families, educating youth about healthy relationships, and teaching abusers how to feel compassion and to manage their expressions of anger appropriately while taking responsibility for their actions. The organization strives to build a stronger community by building and supporting healthy families.

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