Newsletter Editor, Social Media Administrator
Stacy Gittleman is an award-winning journalist and a contributing writer for the Detroit Jewish News for the last five years. Prior to moving to Metro Detroit in 2013, she was a columnist and feature writer for the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, NY. She also manages social media pages for other local non-profit organizations. At IFLC, Gittleman writes the weekly newsletter, manages the upcoming events calendar on the website, and also posts about interfaith happenings on the organization’s Facebook page. Gittleman is always looking out for the next great interfaith story and is always fielding questions you may have about religion in the newsletter’s Question of the Week section. So please contact her with your events, story ideas and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Miller Gamer
Wendy Miller Gamer is a community-organizing professional with two decades of experience. She has engaged students and adults in outreach, development and informal education programming in a diverse range of faith-communities including those in Portland Oregon, Boston, New York City, Chicago & Detroit. At IFLC, Wendy directs Religious Diversity Journeys (RDJ) for 7th graders, Exploring our Religious Landscapes (ERL) for adult learners and engages with individuals and groups throughout Metropolitan Detroit in order to build strong and productive interfaith connections and relationships. Wendy holds a MA in American Jewish Sociology from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University. Wendy can be reached at Wendy.IFLC@gmail.com.
Shari S. Cohen is a senior communications manager with extensive experience in public relations, marketing and branding for both corporate and non-profit organizations. Prior to starting her consulting business, Shari was director of marketing communications for the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) with responsibility for media relations, advertising, direct marketing, and publications for this seven-hospital academic health system. Previously she was vice president/advertising manager at Comerica and vice president/public relations at Manufacturers National Corporation. An honors journalism graduate of the University of Michigan, she is an accomplished author of annual reports, magazine and newspaper articles, online content, brochures, and speeches. Shari was a co-author of Legacy of Excellence, A continuing history of Jesuit and Mercy higher education in Detroit and is a contributing writer for Corp! Magazine and The Detroit Jewish Jews. She also earned a master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Michigan Dearborn.
Jasmine Jenkins graduated Cum Laude from Marygrove College. Receiving honors for her work within Sigma Tau Delta, Kappa Gamma Pi, and The National Honor Society for Dance Arts she has been nationally listed in the publication Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. After being published in the Detroit Free Press Jasmine assisted in creating a residence life newsletter for her alumnus Marygrove College. As a 2nd year graduate student at Wayne State University she is currently working on her master’s in communications with a concentration in Journalism. In addition to her scholarly and artistic endeavors she spends her time giving back to youth diagnosed with autism through her work as an ABA therapist. Prior to working for IFLC she worked as an editor for Samu & Bolden Financial. Additionally, she has worked as a tutor, mentor, and adviser for students participating in WSU’s Trio program, guiding first-generation students to a path of collegiate success. Most recently, her talents have been utilized in her role as the president’s Administrative Intern at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Tasked with copywriting, editing, event management, and creating art programming for young adults, Jasmine, has dedicated herself to the promotion of education, inclusion, and cultural diversity.