Ellen Winiarczyk


Ellen Winiarczyk (win-ar-zic), Ed.D. is the Academic Director and Teaching Assistant Professor for University College's Nonprofit Leadership master's program. For 18 years, Dr. Winiarczyk consulted in leadership development, program/grants management, strategic planning, and diversity/equity/inclusion for national and local nonprofit organizations. She served in Washington State government for 10 years leading AmeriCorps workforce development and youth program education, as well as environmental regulation. She pioneered collaborative training and technical assistance across 4 states, as well as project-based and service-learning education for AmeriCorps members. She has been a Bill and Melinda Gates grantee in education management and workforce development. She coached K-12 superintendents and principals for the National SAM Innovation Project. Currently, Dr. Winiarczyk is an executive coach at the Center for Creative Leadership for nonprofit, governmental, and corporate executives. In addition, she has provided training services for the U.S. Department of Interior University, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Outward Bound, and other leadership, learning and development programs. She holds a BS in Environmental Conservation and Physical Education from the University of New Hampshire, and an Masters in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College. She received her Doctor of Education from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.