Natasha Winegar is a researcher, writer, communications specialist, and coach. She joined Change Elemental in 2013, and is our Research & Communications Manager. She collaborates on our consulting, coaching, and learning engagements, bringing a blend of curiosity, imagination, strategic insight, and a commitment to love, dignity, and justice.

As a coach, Natasha supports people to create change in alignment with their values. She believes in people’s wholeness and supports them to connect more deeply to themselves so they can step more fully into their purpose with joy and authenticity. Natasha partners with people to explore how systems of oppression impact their beliefs, actions, and connections to self and others—drawing in part on her own ongoing racial equity and identity learning journey as a cis-gendered white woman. Natasha brings compassion, creativity, deep listening, and presence to coaching engagements. 

In our learning and research projects, Natasha uses methods that center the elements of transformative change to design and implement projects. She has experience with organizational strategy; learning, evaluation, and program assessments; grantmaking strategy and assessments; program development; and leadership development. She brings her communications skill and experience to these engagements, co-creating what is needed for various audiences and stakeholders. Previous clients include the Ford Foundation, the Democracy Funders Census 2020 Project, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the LIFT Fund, the Coalition for Abortion Access & Reproductive Equity/All* Above All, and Jobs With Justice.

Natasha also manages Change Elemental’s communications, editing our blog and other Change Elemental resources and publications. She is a co-author of Influencing Complex Systems Change in the Nonprofit Quarterly and the Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide. Natasha led our recent rebranding efforts, which more powerfully aligned our name and messaging with who we are and what we do today.

Prior to joining Change Elemental, Natasha worked with power building organizations including SEIU, UNITE HERE, Workers United, and the Tenants & Neighbors Coalition as an organizer, program manager, and staff development coordinator. She previously served on the Tenants & Neighbors’ Board of Directors, including acting as the Board Treasurer.

Natasha is a certified coach through Leadership That Works and received a Master’s in Nonprofit Management and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Organizational Development from The New School. Natasha also holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Macalester College. She finds great joy in slowing down to learn about the world through the eyes of her two curious kids, growing and eating food from her garden, and being in nature.