Kristin Cantwell is an experienced non-profit executive who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of women and children. At Safe and Sound Somerset, as Vice President of Development & Communications, Kristin oversees all facets of private fundraising and communications, introducing innovative strategies to ensure the availability of services to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence.

Kristin’s first nonprofit leadership position was in the mid-90s as the executive director of a women’s health clinic, at a time when government support was becoming less certain. She groomed a new board of directors and initiated efforts to diversify funding, which ultimately lead to a more reliable, consistent revenue stream and laid the groundwork for a capital campaign to purchase a facility.

Kristin consulted in development and nonprofit management for over a decade. Her clients included hospitals, social service and community organizations, secondary education, and cultural and arts groups. At Safe and Sound Somerset, Kristin is excited to be able to utilize her extensive experience in development on behalf of an important organization providing critical services.

Kristin lives in Whitehouse Station, NJ with her husband and has two adult children. She is a student of watercolor painting and enjoys knitting, gardening and time with her three dogs. Kristin is a former Girl Scout leader. Her twelve -year tenure culminated with three girls earning Gold Awards, the highest award in Girl Scouts. She has also served as trustee and President of the Readington Education Foundation. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Muhlenberg College, and attended Harvard Business School’s certification program for Strategic Management of Non-Profits.