Jeffrey Fondelier began his tenure as CEO of Blueprints in 2024 following the retirement of long-time leader, Darlene Bigler. He was part of the leadership team that guided the organization in the expansion of services, geographic reach, staff complement, and revenue over the last twenty years.

Mission driven, Jeff has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1990, passionately serving his community. He joined Blueprints in 2004 as a Department Director overseeing the organization’s self-sufficiency programming. He was promoted to VP of Operations in 2009 and has been integral to the agency’s growth in both numbers served and substantial increase in economic footprint.

Active in the community, Jeff has served on a number nonprofit Boards of Directors; Leadership Washington County, Mental Health Association, Keystone Hope Development, Threshold Housing Development, Emergency Food & Shelter Program, and Main Street Farmer’s Market.

Jeff graduated from Robert Morris University with an MS in Nonprofit Management, and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology. Jeff resides in Bethel Park with his wife of 30 years. He has two grown children, Luc and Cameron, enjoys clay shooting, hiking, biking, traveling with his wife and weekly pickleball games with his boys. 

Blueprints is Jeff’s passion and his life’s work, “The work we do has a monumental impact on the community as a whole, and a profound impact on those we support. Everyone wins when our participants realize their goals of self-reliance. I am energized when that light goes on, and our participants realize they don’t have to struggle forever.”