Audrey Winkler, the executive director of Jespy House, will explain who JESPY serves and that we have been here for almost 40 years: JESPY's presence in the community; that we are interconnected in every way from housing, to shopping and dining; our “buying power”; our success with the Work Readiness and Employment Engagement program and that so many of our clients are engaged in employment; what JESPY means to our clients; the Medicaid/DDD challenges to our clients and our sustainability.
Audrey Winkler serves as Jespy House’s executive director. She is the Principal of OMG! Organizational Management Group, a nonprofit consulting firm, and has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector specializing in organizational management and business operations.
Winkler is also the Director at Seton Hall University’s Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute and its Center for Community Research and Engagement, and serves as an adjunct professor in Seton Hall’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration where she teaches graduate courses in organizational and leadership management.
“Audrey’s deep experience in the nonprofit sector and real passion for helping nonprofits reach their full potential are unmatched,” said Elaine Katz, President of the JESPY House Board of Trustees. “We are confident she is the right person to lead JESPY into an even more dynamic and family-oriented future.”
Prior to starting her own company in 2002, Ms. Winkler was Vice President of Operations and Real Estate for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Director of Operations for the Liberty Science Center. She has a BS in Environmental Planning and Design from Cook College, Rutgers University and an MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University.