Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer is currently the Executive Director of PASE, the Partnership for After School Education, a professional development and technical assistance agency based in NYC and serving the after school community. She joined PASE in September of 2007 after having served as the Vice President of Youth and Family Services of the YMCA of Greater New York, the largest YMCA in the country. In that position, which she held for 11 years, she designed, implemented and evaluated numerous programs throughout YMCAs in New York City. In addition, she served as a consultant to the YMCA of the USA, assisting in the conceptualization and development of youth and family programs nationally.
Prior to joining the YMCA Dr. Wimpfheimer served as the Executive Director of the Division of Family Guidance, in Bergen County, New Jersey, for 16 years. This public multi-service agency served young people and families with special needs through 20 different programs, ranging from secure detention, to substance abuse, to sex offender treatment. During this period Dr. Wimpfheimer served on numerous statewide committees and task forces dealing with youth and family issues throughout New Jersey.
Dr. Wimpfheimer has taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels and has conducted many staff development programs for personnel from many nonprofit agencies.
Dr. Wimpfheimer has served in many leadership positions in professional social work organizations. She was president of the National Network for Social Work Managers, a national board member of the National Association of Social Workers and the state president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
As a community volunteer she has served as a board member of Bergen Family Center, a local family service agency in New Jersey, the Association for Children of New Jersey, former president of the Hackensack Ridgewood Zonta Club and various other local organizations.
Dr. Wimpfheimer has a DSW from Hunter College School of Social Work in Program Design and Administration, an MSS from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research in Social Work Administration and Planning and a BA from Penn State University in Liberal Arts. She also completed institute training in family therapy at the Center for Family Learning in New Rochelle, New York.