Audrey Winkler

Executive Director, JESPY House

Ms. Winkler joined JESPY House as Executive Director in 2016. JESPY House is a community-based nonprofit that serves adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities in South Orange, NJ.

Under Ms. Winkler’s leadership, JESPY has enhanced its programs and quality of services for its clients, helping to establish an Aging in Place program and home for older clients; expand JESPY’s clinical and behavioral program; increase residential options; grow a variety of enrichment programs, recreational and social wellness program opportunities; and develop a Client Advocacy group, to name a few.

In addition, Ms. Winkler has developed and strengthened relationships with local leaders and elected officials both at the village and county level and has garnered recognition for JESPY on a statewide level. In early 2019, she was appointed to Governor Murphy’s Developmental Disability Fee for Service Oversight Board to review and advocate for improvements to benefit individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Prior to joining JESPY, Ms. Winkler served as the Principal of OMG! Organizational Management Group, a nonprofit consulting firm. Numerous nonprofit organizations benefitted from her 30+ years of experience specializing in organizational management and business operations.

Ms. Winkler was also the director at Seton Hall University’s Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute and its Center for Community Research and Engagement and served as an adjunct professor in Seton Hall’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration, where she taught graduate courses in organizational and leadership management.

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, where she was involved in the start-ups and continued operations.