April 3, 2017 Published in Non-Profits

UCM Welcomes Alison DeCourcey As Executive Director

United Community Ministries welcomes Alison DeCourcey as Executive Director (Courtesy Photo)

United Community Ministries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Alison DeCourcey has been selected by the Board of Directors as Executive Director. DeCourcey arrives from Ernst & Young Global, where she served in leadership positions on several teams, most recently as Global Director of Operations for the firm’s Strategic Growth Markets practice in Washington, D.C., and London, England. DeCourcey brings robust experience, infectious energy, and creativity to UCM as the agency begins its next phase of work toward a better southeast Fairfax County for all. She assumes her new role on April 5.

DeCourcey will be responsible for the overall strategy and administration of the agency, including engagement with key internal and external stakeholders. She will implement UCM’s strategic vision and work with UCM’s Board, staff, and community leaders to elevate the agency’s impact on the most vulnerable residents in southeast Fairfax County.

“We are excited by the wealth of experience and enthusiasm Alison brings to UCM. With her background and experience, we are confident she will lead UCM forward during this pivotal time in the agency’s 48-year history,” states UCM Board Chair, Ken Disselkoen.

A visionary leader, DeCourcey has also held executive positions at Carpenter’s Shelter and Doorways for Women and Children and has served on several area nonprofit Boards and commissions. DeCourcey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Miami University and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Chicago.  She is a nearly 20-year resident of Alexandria.

DeCourcey shared, “In returning to the nonprofit world after many years in the corporate world, I view this opportunity as a fulfillment of my passion and commitment to the challenge of positively impacting lives. I feel honored to be selected to lead UCM, an agency with a long and impressive history of empowering families, children, and adults to create a better future for themselves,” says DeCourcey.

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