Judith E. Winch, Executive Director of Food Brings Hope, is a well-respected educator, fundraiser and community leader. Mrs. Winch graduated from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education and received her Master’s in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Mrs. Winch is an extraordinary woman of vision, and during her 12 year tenure as principal of Westside Elementary School in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, she successfully led Westside Elementary with a dream for creating and achieving a safe and nurturing environment for students to develop high level skills and become successful contributors to our society. Westside was named an ECTAC Exceeding Expectations Award School for the State of Florida in 2014.
In 2015 Mrs. Winch was preparing for retirement, but unable to forsake her passion to help children of poverty achieve and succeed in school and in their community, Mrs. Winch embraced a new appointment as Executive Director of FBH. Mrs. Winch’s role includes meeting with current and future FBH partnered schools to map out plans for success for their FBH Sponsored KidsZone/ TeenZone afterschool programs. Under Mrs. Winch's leadership, FBH will be able to expand our current programs and add new initiatives to serve our community better.
Mrs. Winch was recognized as Volusia County’s Principal of the Year and was a finalist for Florida’s Principal of the Year. Judi also received the United States Tennis Association School Tennis Volunteer of the Year. Mrs. Winch’s commitment and contributions to developing educational programs for minorities and the underprivileged in Volusia and Flagler Counties is priceless.