JCA Welcomes Shane Rock As Its New CEO

Shane Rock, the former CEO of Interfaith Works in Rockville, is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Jewish Council for the Aging. He succeeds CEO-emeritus David Gamse, who retired after three decades.

Shane brings to JCA many years of experience at social service non-profit organizations. Besides Interfaith Works, he managed senior services programs at the Jewish Social Service Agency in Rockville. He previously led non-profits in Seattle, WA., including that area’s largest food bank.

When making the announcement, JCA Board President Howard Gleckman said, “Just as important as his resume, Shane is passionate about assisting underserved members of his community. I know he will bring that commitment to JCA, which has a nearly 50-year history of supporting older adults in the National Capital Region.”

Shane lives in Gaithersburg with his wife, Karen Rothschild, a fifth generation Washingtonian and public health attorney with a passion for human rights.