Our Team

Chief Executive Officer  Shane Rock joined Interfaith Works 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.

Senior Staff

Chief Operating Officer – Lynn Arndt is responsible for managing and overseeing Interfaith Works’ daily operations, including facilities, information technology, human resources and programs. Prior to joining Interfaith Works, she served as Deputy Director at Community Ministries of Rockville. There, she was responsible for the management of four safety net programs including language outreach, emergency assistance, elderly services and housing , as well as overseeing all communications and fundraising efforts, including events and grant writing. She made the transition to the non-profit world after a career as a government contracts consultant, attorney and lobbyist. Lynn has balanced her professional career with volunteerism and advocacy, serving on numerous committees and boards. She currently serves on the Board of Leadership Montgomery. She is a graduate of SUNY Brockport and Syracuse University Law School.

Director of Communications – Charlotte Garvey

manages Interfaith Works’ communications function, including media relations, publications and Interfaith Works’ on-line presence and social media. She also supports the agency’s advocacy activities. She has more than 30 years of experience in diverse communications roles. These include writing for and editing publications on a range of subjects, including workplace safety, transportation, environmental and human resource issues, working with a public policy consulting firm focusing on national legislative issues, and working for the US Environmental Protection Agency public affairs office. She is a graduate of the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in political science.

Director of Congregation & Community Emergency Support – Rev. Dr. Rosetta Robinson oversees Interfaith Works’ Congregation & Community Emergency Support, including the Hand to Hand Project Safety Net and Emergency Assistance Coalition. She is the founder of the annual Caregivers Conference and the Community Recognition Awards to recognize the efforts of low-income persons to become self-sufficient. Rosetta has her Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity from Howard University (Ordained November 1995), MS degree in education (community service) from Cornell University, and BS in social studies education from New York University. She has worked at Interfaith Works since October 1995.

Director of Development and Community Outreach – Suzanne Lofhjelm

Director of Family ServicesMonica Barberis-Young oversees Interfaith Works’ Friends in Action program, Interfaith Housing Coalition, and the Interfaith Clothing Center. Monica, who has been with Interfaith Works for 20 years, brings a wealth of social service outreach experience to IW. She has held positions with Rockville Senior Center providing crisis assistance to low-income seniors, and, overseas, has worked for US Uniformed Services, counseling members of the Armed Forces and their families in areas of substance and domestic abuse, as well as creating and implementing education and social programs focused on meeting the resettlement needs of diverse international communities. She is fluent in Spanish, French and German.

Director of Finance – Jannifer Lee has over 20 years of experience in the accounting field, providing consulting, accounting and bookkeeping services to small and medium sized businesses and nonprofits. Ms. Lee has held prior positions with Cheung Laboratories and was an auditor with Wells Fargo Bank. She has been with Interfaith Works since 2004 and was promoted to Senior Accountant in March 2008, responsible for all accounting and business administration operations of the agency. Ms. Lee also works on a pro bono basis with the Metropolitan Chinese School in Bethesda, MD and is an active member of the Lee Family Association, one of the nation’s largest Chinese family associations. She has a BA in accounting from San Francisco State University.

Director of Homeless/Housing Services – Priscilla Fox-Morrill has served as the Director of Homeless/Housing Services for over 20 years. She is an authority on homelessness in Montgomery County and a community leader who has tirelessly advocated for closing gaps in services for the homeless. She started her career by spearheading the original shelter program that became the Wilkins Avenue Women’s Assessment Center. She has partnered with Department of Health and Human Services and homeless service providers in Montgomery County in creating almost every new program for homeless individuals in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including the Horizon House program and Becky’s House. She also led IW’s development of the Community Vision, Vocational Services, Watkins Mill, Carroll House and Interfaith Homes programs. She is a member of the Montgomery County Interagency Commission on Homelessness. Priscilla completed her Master’s Degree coursework in Community Counseling and has more than 23 years of experience serving the homeless, developing and managing programs, and training and supervising shelter staff.