Shane Rock, CEO, Interfaith Works
Interfaith Works, founded in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Md.
Their trained, professional staff members work with individuals and families in crisis to empower them with the tools and skills they need to lift themselves from poverty.
Shane Rock became CEO of Interfaith Works in June 2014 following an extensive career in the nonprofit, social service and advocacy worlds. After graduating from law school, he became executive director of Good Neighbor Mission, a homeless shelter in rural Tennessee helping people living in extreme poverty. In the two decades that have followed, Shane’s career has encompassed a range of social justice concerns while remaining focused on helping people who lack economic opportunity. Most recently, Shane was director of operations for senior services for the Jewish Social Services Agency in Rockville. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and philosophy from Oberlin College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. Before moving to Montgomery County in 2012, Shane was a member of the Rotary Club of Ballard in Seattle, Washington.