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District Alliance for Safe Housing names new Chief Financial Officer

We are pleased to share that the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) has named Josh Winston as its next Chief Financial Officer following an extensive national search led by Good Insight, a national executive search firm for nonprofits. He begins his new role on January 24th.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Josh to DASH,” said Koube Ngaaje, DASH’s President & CEO. “DASH has more than doubled our budget in just a few years, and Josh brings an expert understanding of nonprofit finance, and a proven record of shaping finance departments that ensures that we will have the right structure in place to keep pace with our growth. His background in housing finance at some of DC’s leading homelessness and housing organizations will bring special insight to our team.”  

In his new role, Josh will oversee all finance functions and will partner with DASH’s senior executive team to fulfill the organization’s mission. “It is an honor to join DASH,” said Mr. Winston. “There is a severe safe housing shortage for our target population in the Metro DC area, and I look forward to working with the executive team, our entire staff, and local government to close the housing and support services gap for domestic violence survivors.”

About Josh Winston

Josh Winston comes to DASH with over thirty years of professional experience in finance, accounting, and information systems. As a strategic advisor to executive teams, he has provided counsel on various subjects including investment policy, mergers and reorganizations, and contract negotiation. 

Before joining DASH, Josh served as Director of Finance at one of Washington, DC’s largest providers of housing and case management services to people, families, and US veterans experiencing homelessness. In this role, he was the deputy to the Chief Financial Officer, and was responsible for day-to-day management and oversight of financial operations including accounting, payroll, reporting, forecasting, and compliance requirements. He has held numerous finance roles in the business and nonprofit sectors, including the Transitional Housing Corporation in Washington, DC. 

Josh is a Certified Public Accountant and earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He resides in Maryland with his wife Bess and their 15 year old, long eared, and furry son Sherman the Beagle.

About DASH

Founded in 2006, the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) is DC’s largest provider of safe housing and trauma-informed services for survivors experiencing homelessness due to domestic and sexual violence. DASH meets survivors where they are, eliminating barriers that prevent them from accessing safe housing so that they rebuild their lives on their own terms. Visit for more information.

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