Wiregrass Foundation has motivated, professional staff who work diligently to achieve the most impact through our strategic grant making and maintain a commitment to integrity in everything we do.

  • Barbara Alford


    Barbara Alford


    — President


    Barbara is a native New Yorker who has lived in the Wiregrass since 1978.  Her professional background includes secondary school, community college, and university experience, as well as positions in business and industry.

    Since 2004, Barbara has consulted with colleges and universities, schools, and community organizations to acquire additional financial resources, gain matching support for initiatives, design new programs, identify and develop strategies to meet challenges, and acquire and/or maintain accreditation.

    Barbara has degrees from Brooklyn College (NY) and Troy State (AL), and a doctorate from Auburn University.  Barbara’s son, Charles, and granddaughter, Katherine Grace, live in Cumming, Ga.


    Troy Fountain


    — Executive Vice President


    Born and raised in Hueytown, AL, Troy now calls the Wiregrass area home and has lived here for 20 years. He has a professional background in ministry, consulting, business, and education.

    Most recently Troy served as the Founding Pastor of Wiregrass Church in Dothan, AL. Troy has also coached and consulted with various ministries and organizations to grow and positively portray their brand in the community. He also spent three years as a public school teacher in Tuscaloosa, AL.

    Troy graduated from the University of Alabama and Dallas Theological Seminary. Troy lives in Dothan, AL with his wife Stacy and has four children, Kate, Mary Dean, Bess, and Edward.







    Cindy Bedsole


    — VP Admin. & Grant Mgmt.


    Originally from Detroit Michigan, Cindy, has called Alabama home since her early teens. Prior to working with Wiregrass Foundation she began her career at Flowers Hospital and later moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she added lease management and space planning to her list of professions.  She returned to Dothan in 2005 and has established her philanthropic career at the Foundation, focusing on grantee relations and grant evaluation.

    Cindy has an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Troy University.  She and her husband, Harold, attend Wiregrass Church, and she has two children, Clay and Christy, and four grandchildren, Grey, Ava, Marlee, and Hank.

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    Christina Ross

    — Office Assistant

    Born and raised in Dothan, Christina is no stranger to the Wiregrass area. Her professional background includes customer service and retail management.

    Christina received her A.A. and A.S. Degrees from Wallace Community College before continuing her education at Troy University Dothan. There, she earned her B.S. in Social Work.

    Christina and her husband, Lee, have one daughter, Allie. They are members at Covenant United Methodist Church where Christina also serves on the Praise and Worship Team.