Scott Lundy is known to be the leading expert regarding child welfare. He is a tireless advocate for vulnerable children with a passion for engaging the community and empowering those who serve alongside him.
For more than 16 years Scott has led Arrow Child & Family Ministries, first as the Chief Operating Officer and currently the President and CEO. Under Scott’s leadership Arrow has grown to serve more than 4,000 kids and families annually with 20 offices across two states. His focus continues to be the highest quality outcomes for all youth in Arrow’s programs. Scott led the charge for National Accreditations and now Arrow holds accreditations for ECFA, COA, and NCASES. Additionally, he coordinated a spiritual component into all treatment planning, ensuring Arrow kids were given the best opportunities to heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect in mind, body and spirit.
In 2014, Scott was appointed President and CEO of Arrow Child & Family Ministries. His vast experience and visionary leadership include ensuring the children Arrow serves receive care that meets or surpasses federal requirements, managing Arrow’s $80+ million yearly operating budget, and leading efforts to secure public and private service contracts. Under Scott’s leadership, Arrow’s safety and stability outcomes for Arrow children have consistently exceeded state and national standards.
But Scott’s passion for serving vulnerable children and at-risk families doesn’t stop with his role at Arrow. Scott currently serves as an executive board member and past president of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, a foundational member of the Texas Foster Care Redesign Public Private Partnership, and the current Chair of the Committee for Advancing Residential Practices (CARP). He plays a key role in testifying before the Texas Legislature to improve the state child welfare system and advocating for additional resources for child welfare agencies to serve Texas children.
Additionally, Scott is an adoptive father to three children, two of whom were in the child welfare system, which has given him a unique understanding of the struggles children face in the foster care system, and the obstacles foster and adoptive parents must overcome. This deep personal connection to child welfare issues has furthered his passion and has been a motivating factor in his striving for excellence to help kids and strengthen families wherever the need exists.
Jay Pruett currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Arrow Child and Family Ministries. His primary responsibilities include developing and executing Arrow’s strategic growth plan and fostering relationships with child welfare leaders across the country. Working with other members of Arrow’s leadership team, Jay focuses on formulating strategies that result in unique partnerships being forged between public child welfare institutions and the local church.
Prior to assuming his post at Arrow, Jay was a Principal with The Washington Group, a privately held consulting group based in Atlanta, GA. In this role he provided various consultative services to governmental departments and private agencies seeking to implement community-based systems of care and performance-based contracts. His background in non-profit financial modeling resulted in his selection to rate regulation projects in both Georgia and Wisconsin. He has authored more than 100 program proposals in child welfare, juvenile justice and mental health resulting in nearly $40M in new revenue for his clients.
Jay has spoken extensively across the country on topics ranging from the implementation of evidence-based models to complex systems of care management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Psychology and an MBA from Union University. Jay and his wife (an LPC from whom he’s acquired what clinical knowledge he has) live in Birmingham, AL. As the proud parents of five wonderful children, they have no free time.