Project Compliance Manager
Connie Winterstein began working at WHF in November of 2017 as Project Compliance Manager. Connie has over 15 years of project management and operations experience, with a diverse background working at nonprofits, in the private sector, and with U.S. government agencies. She provides a unique perspective to help organizations maximize efficiencies, build consensus across diverse groups, and ensure project quality and compliance. Connie began her career in Washington, D.C. working for 10 years in a variety of roles for domestic and international nonprofits. In 2010, she relocated to Hawaii to pursue her graduate studies, funded by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Post-graduate school, she worked at a private environmental consulting firm located in Honolulu where she served as Project Manager for a large multi-year statewide invasive species management project. As WHF’s Project Compliance Manager, she enjoys analyzing WHF’s land and stewardship projects to ensure they are compliant with legal and programmatic requirements. Connie holds an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from University of California at San Diego. In her free time she loves to surf, run, and spend hours wandering in the wilderness.