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Work experience

April 2016Present

Chaplain - Bereavement Coordinator

Interim Hospice

Provide pastoral support, counsel and comfort to hospice patients and their families. Provide bereavement support to friends and family members post-loss of their loved one.

Dec 2014April 2016

Hospice Chaplain

Holy Cross Home Care & Hospice

I work to provide patients and their families with the spiritual support they need at this difficult time.

Aug 2014April 2016

Teacher & Lay Leader

Kehilat Shalom Congregation

Lay leader since 2012

Sunday School Teacher - 7th grade one year.Now a combined K-2 class

Jul 2012Present


Planet Depos

Write weekly blogs and newsletter articles.

Aug 2012May 2014

Palliative Chaplain Intern

Hebrew-Home of Greater Washington

Work to provide spiritual comfort.

Aug 2012May 2014

Teacher & Lay Leader

Shaare Torah Congregation

Teach electives on Tuesday evenings, lead children's services on Shabbat morning, and teach Sunday school on Sundays.

Jan 2000Jun 2008

Teacher-Lay Leader

Har Shalom Congregation

Taught religious school on a part-time basis for grades 2 through 5, led children's services regularly, and served as the Family Services High Holy Day Lay Leader.

Aug 2008Jan 2009

Liaison Officer

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Worked part-time as a liaison officer for NMWA's Board.

Mar 2007Oct 2009

Program Manager-Trainer


Worked part-time to develop and implement a court reporter training program.

Sep 2010Present

Life & Spiritual Coach

Gelbart Jaffe Coaching

Work to help clients achieve their goals.

Mar 1981May 2006

Freelance & Official Reporter

Self-Employed & Official @ PG County Circuit Court

Worked as a freelance and official reporter for 25 years, working the last five years mainly with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community as a realtime captioner.


University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Attended classes at UNLV while completing my senior year of high school.

Associate's Degree

American Institute of Court Reporting School

University of New Orleans

Attended classes while working as a freelance oil and gas reporter.

Aug 2012May 2014

Associate Clinical Chaplain

College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy

First year of training through the Hebrew-Home of Greater Washington.

Second year of training through Community Care Chaplains.

Internship hours acquired at the Hebrew-Home of Greater Washington

Jul 2010Dec 2010

Proficient Coach Certification

University of Miami
Aug 2001May 2002

Montgomery College

Attended classes while working as a freelance reporter specializing in realtime reporting for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. 


Montgomery County Grants Council Committee Cert. of Appreciation - 2007/2008 Grants Cycle

Montgomery County Hearing Loss Association Gift of Appreciation for Service Rendered - 2006

National Court Reporters Association Veterans History Project Letter of Appreciation - 2005 & 2006

Har Shalom Congregation Certificate of Appreciation - 2004, 2005, 2006

Travilah Elementary School PTA Certificate of Appreciation - 2004, 2005, 2006

Maryland Court Reporters Association Certificate of Appreciation - 2003, 2004, 2005

Nevey Shalom Congregation Gift of Appreciation - 1999

National Court Reporters Association Certificate of Appreciation - 1992

National Court Reporters Association Pro Bono Award - 1991

State of Maryland Governor's Award for Pro Bono Service Rendered - 1991


Hebrew-Home of Greater Washington (Inspiring Women) - November 2013 

Board of Jewish Education Teacher Education Day Lecturer - 1999-2007

West Virginia Court Reporters Assn. Convention Realtime Reporting Training/Lecture - 2005

Maryland Court Reporters Association Convention Trainer/Lecturer - 1991 & 2005

Towson State University Sign Language Program Guest Lecturer/Presenter - 2005

Travilah Elementary School Guest Parent Occupation Day Presenter/Lecturer - 2004-2006

Maryland Court Reporters Assn. Recruitment Committee Presenter/Lecturer - 2003-2005

Volunteer Endeavors

  • Sunrise Assisted Living, Lay Leader - 2012-Present
  • Kehilat Shalom Congregation, Lay Leader 2011-Present
  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains Student Member 2014-present
  • Continuing Education for the 21st Century Committee, Kehilat Shalom - 2009-2012
  • Court Reporting Student Mentor - 2004-2006 and 2009-2012
  • Montgomery County Grants Advisory Committee, Committee Member - 2007
  • Montgomery County Hearing Loss Assocation, Pro Bono Captioner Monthly - 2003-2006
  • Travilah Elementary School, Parent Teacher Association - 2000-2005
  • Maryland Court Reporters Association, Student Recruitment Committee - 2004-2006
  • National Court Reporters Association, Veterans History Project Volunteer - 2005-2006
  • Maryland Court Reporters Association, Recording Secretary, Newsletter Editor/Journalist -1994-1995
  • National Shorthand Reporters Association, Pro Bono National Committee - 1991


(anticipated in 2015) Associate Clinical Chaplain

College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy
I hope to receive my Clinical Associate Chaplaincy certification sometime in 2015.

Registered Merit Reporter

National Court Reporter's Association

Registered Professional Reporter

National Court Reporters Association

Certified Merit Reporter

National Court Reporters Association
Dec 2010Present

Proficient Coach

University of Miami


  • As a chaplain, I provide spiritual comfort by listening and healing through prayer.
  • As a proficient coach, I help my clients tap into resources they haven't yet accessed in order to reach their potential.