Jeff Bruce became the Executive Director at Center for Champions in 2014. He came to Center for Champions originally as a volunteer. Jeff came with a vision of bringing Center for Champions from a traditional after school program to a life on life mentoring ministry. He bring over 25 years of youth ministry and teaching experience to Center for Champions. Jeff received his BS from The King's College, NY and his M. Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, FLA.
Alison Maurer joined the Center for Champions team in June 2017. Alison started as a volunteer at Rooted. Alison has her Bachelors Degree from Penn State University in Criminal Justice and has a Masters Degree from George Mason University in Public Policy. Alison has spent the last 10 years investigating union and public corruption, as well as other labor violations, in Philadelphia. Her experience has taught her a lot about the human condition and has developed a desire to help children rewrite their narratives.
Jason DiLissio is a central Pennsylvania native who has served in youth ministry for over twenty years. Jason has led student ministries in Philadelphia, Virginia, Ohio, and most recently Harrisburg. Jason has also worked as a family based therapist for adolescents and their families in the Harrisburg area. Jason oversees Rooted Varsity and CFC's male mentors. Jason resides in his hometown in Perry County where his wife is a music teacher and his two teenage children attend school. Jason enjoys video games, skiing, basketball, and driving his Ford Mustang.