Kristin Winkel Appointed As Chief Operating Officer, Jewish Family Service Seattle

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 2017 — Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Kristin Winkel as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Family Service of Seattle (JFS).

In her new role at JFS (, Kristin will manage a variety of programs and departments that serve a range of populations. As JFS continues its evolution to outcomes-based, data-informed delivery of core services, Kristin will be an invaluable thought partner to the JFS leadership team as the organization continually strives to better serve their clients.

In her decade-long tenure at the King County Housing Authority, Kristin designed and implemented programs; managed government contracts and compliance; collaborated successfully with partners in the social service and public sectors; and, managed large, complex teams as well as multi-million dollar budgets.

Kristin earned her undergraduate degree from Vassar College, as well as a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University. She began her service-focused career at what is now called the Food Bank for New York City.

For Kristin, joining JFS represents both a new beginning and continuity in her professional path. “I’m excited to be returning to the nonprofit sector with another mission-driven organization. The energy that comes from that sense of purpose is something I value and really see at JFS.”

About Bridge Partners

  • Bridge Partners is a retained executive search firm with unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, diverse executives and nearly 15 years of experience executing global leadership searches.
  • Our firm’s mission is to assist our clients in their efforts to attract the very best leadership team with the most diverse range of experiences and backgrounds, in order to innovate and reflect the customers, communities and constituents they serve.
  • Our clients also include GE, TIAA-CREF, Colgate, YWCA, Novartis, Starbucks, Habitat for Humanity, and The Federal Reserve System. What they have in common is a desire to adapt to a changing global market and diversify their leadership teams in order to reflect their employee base, as well as the customer, communities and constituents they serve.
  • They retain Bridge Partners to leverage our innovative search approach and our track-record of presenting the highest caliber, diverse executives.

Tory Clarke
Co-Founder & Partner

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