Shelley Scheffler is a Program Manager at NDRI-USA. Shelley has dedicated her career to promoting innovative practices that advocate wellness and recovery from substance use and mental health disorders. In her varying roles as administrator, supervisor, clinician, and teacher/trainer, she has worked to incorporate best and promising practices into organizational settings, program design, staff development, and clinical practice. Her history includes directing Social Services in the first NYC residential treatment program established for substance users with HIV/AIDS, implementing a grant funded program at the NYU School of Social Work to treat women with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems in a homeless shelter, and administering multiple treatment programs for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) including a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to serve individuals with substance use disorders in the county jail.
Recently, Shelley worked as the Vice President of Practice Innovations at the Services for the UnderServed where she: 1) initiated and guided participation in the SAMHSA learning collaborative to integrate primary care into substance use treatment, 2) led the system wide Trauma Informed Care Project, which included a Zero Suicide Initiative; and 3) participated in the OASAS Residential Redesign Committee. A dynamic trainer, Shelley has designed curriculum and conducted training workshops for Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Co-Occurring Disorders, DSM-5, Professional Ethics, and SBIRT. She has taught at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, the Simmons School of Social Work and the Fordham University CASAC Program. She has her Masters from the Silverman School of Social Work, and her Doctorate from the NYU School of Social Work. She is also a practicing licensed clinical social worker in New York and New Jersey.