Bert Winkel, House of Charity executive director, will be leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities.
“As Bert leaves us, we thank him for his many efforts during his tenure. He has helped House of Charity make great strides in fulfilling our mission of feeding those in need, housing those experiencing homelessness and empowering individuals to achieve independence,” said House of Charity Board Chair Wendy Wehr.
Wehr noted that over the last decade House of Charity has grown from a $1.1 million to $4.3 million organization while improving client programs and services, such as creation of the permanent supportive housing program and the Day by Day chemical and mental health recovery program.
The House of Charity Board has engaged an experienced non-profit leader, Cheryl Jensen, to serve as interim executive director beginning July 9, 2018. Jensen has more than 25 years of experience with strategic non-profit leadership transitions including work with diverse communities and in our human services mission area.
“As a board, our goal is to ensure a smooth transition for House of Charity’s clients, employees, donors,
community partners and others,” Wehr said. “We are fortunate to have a strong staff leadership team in place to support our mission and daily operations at this time of change.”
The House of Charity Board will immediately begin a comprehensive search for a permanent executive director whose vision and experience will allow this organization to continue to build its capacity to serve its clients and community.
“As we move through this transition, we plan to stay on track with construction of our Park 7 project which includes 61 units of affordable housing for people experiencing long-term homelessness,” Wehr added. “We will maintain our momentum with an unwavering focus on delivering high-level service to our clients, community partners, volunteers, generous investors and supporters.”