Shelley Rood Wernick

Article: Principles and Practices for Implementing Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors and Other Older Adults

Shelley Rood Wernick is the Director of the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care at The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). Launched in 2015 with a federal grant from the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this program supports Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed services to Holocaust survivors through subgrants to local service providers, a resource center, and outreach to members of the aging services network. Previously, Shelley advocated on behalf of JFNA and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, conveying policy priorities to Congress and the White House and training communities to advocate for the populations they serve. On behalf of Federations, Shelley led the Congressional initiative to install the Jewish Chaplains Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Before joining the nonprofit sector, Shelley was a foreign policy advisor on Capitol Hill. Shelley earned an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Florida. Shelley is a board member of Hillel at the University of Florida.