Shane Rock

Shane Rock

Chief Executive Officer


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 previously led non-profits in Seattle, WA., including that area’s largest food bank, and directed refugee and immigrant services for Jewish Family Services of Seattle.

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.”

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