Holocaust Learning Experience
Provided By
MorseLife NEXT GENERATIONS

Come Together as One

Holocaust
Learning Experience
MorseLife NEXT GENERATIONS

Come Together as One

MEET OUR EXPERT TEAM

Keith A. Myers

KEITH A. MYERS

President/CEO
MorseLife Health System

  • Previously worked for more than seven years at Montefiore in Beachwood, Ohio.
  • Significant background in managing multi-faceted healthcare organizations and particular expertise in operations, financial management, quality improvement, strategic planning, board relations, and institutional advancement.
  • Former board member of the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators, a gubernatorial appointment.
  • Not-For-Profit Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), Florida’s largest advocacy organization for senior care providers.
  • Nursing Home Chair and Regional Vice Chair of Advocacy for the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA).
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Health Care Association’s Quality Foundation.
  • Served as a Board Member of the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS).
  • A member of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and the American Health Care Association.
  • Former Chairman of the Social Services Division of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.
  • Recently invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University.
  • Appointed to Florida’s Nursing Home Prospective Payment Working Group.
  • Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from the Medical College of Virginia.
  • Certificate in Executive Management in Health Care from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

NANCY M. DERSHAW

Founder/President
NEXT GENERATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2002.
  • Advisory Board Holocaust Learning Experience.
  • Advisory Board FAU University of Arts & Letters.
  • Advisory Board Palm Beach School District Joint Holocaust Education Oversight Task Force.
  • USC SHOAH Foundation- trained Interviewer.
  • Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry.
  • Educated students on the lessons of the Holocaust locally, nationally and globally.
  • Skilled in Philanthropy, Social Media, Volunteer Management, Public Speaking.
  • Development of partnerships for NEXT GENERATIONS with organizations such as United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Anti Defamation League, FAU University, Lynn University etc.
  • Developed Outreach Holocaust Education programs for NEXT GENERATIONS.

JENNI FRUMER

Ph.D., LCSW, MSEd
VP of Strategic Initiatives &
Director,
NOW for Holocaust Survivors

  • Master’s degree in education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Master’s degree in social work, Catholic University, Washington DC.
  • PhD in Human Capital Management, College of Business, Bellevue University, Nebraska.
  • Appointed to the Florida State Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education (2022).
  • Traveled with 36 high school students to Poland to visit the concentration and death camps, March of the Living.
  • Honored to provide Testimony on behalf of Holocaust Survivors in southeast Florida, to Ambassador Kennedy, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues for the U.S. Department of State.
  • Developed components of the original training programs employed nationally and assisted in the establishment of the initial model for Jewish Federations of North America’s Federally funded grant programs to assist Holocaust Survivors.
  • Co-founder and an Officer on the Board of the International Center of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma.
  • Co-created the national guidelines for Person-Centered Trauma-Informed Care programming and services for Holocaust Survivors.
  • Over 38 years in nonprofit leadership.
  • Adjunct Faculty at Fordham University and Lynn University.
  • Sought out presenter both nationally and internationally on several topics related to service initiatives, cultural competence training in trauma including the unique needs of Holocaust survivors and the multi-generational transmission of trauma.

JENNI FRUMER

Ph.D., LCSW, MSEd
VP of Strategic Initiatives & Director,
NOW for Holocaust Survivors

  • Master’s degree in education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Master’s degree in social work, Catholic University, Washington DC.
  • PhD in Human Capital Management, College of Business, Bellevue University, Nebraska.
  • Appointed to the Florida State Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education (2022).
  • Traveled with 36 high school students to Poland to visit the concentration and death camps, March of the Living.
  • Honored to provide Testimony on behalf of Holocaust Survivors in southeast Florida, to Ambassador Kennedy, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues for the U.S. Department of State.
  • Developed components of the original training programs employed nationally and assisted in the establishment of the initial model for Jewish Federations of North America’s Federally funded grant programs to assist Holocaust Survivors.
  • Co-founder and an Officer on the Board of the International Center of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma.
  • Co-created the national guidelines for Person-Centered Trauma-Informed Care programming and services for Holocaust Survivors.
  • Over 38 years in nonprofit leadership.
  • Adjunct Faculty at Fordham University and Lynn University.
  • Sought out presenter both nationally and internationally on several topics related to service initiatives, cultural competence training in trauma including the unique needs of Holocaust survivors and the multi-generational transmission of trauma.

LEIGH ROUTMAN

MSW, ACSW
Executive Director Holocaust Learning Experience 

  • Master’s degree in social work, Barry University, Miami FL
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology, University of FL, Gainesville, FL
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers awarded 1995.
  • Member of National Association of Social Workers for 30 years
  • Certificate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of South FL, Tampa, FL
  • USC SHOAH Foundation – Trained Interviewer
  • Worked directly with Holocaust Survivors for over a decade, helping them share their stories with students in the Palm Beach County School District
  • Managed a 6-million-dollar grant from the Conference on Jewish Materials Claims against Germany grant for Holocaust Survivors.
  • Created and implemented programming for Holocaust Survivors
  • Engaged in program development and implementation on the local, state, and national levels.
  • Practiced as a Mental Health clinician in private practice.

LESLIE RHEINGOLD

MA
Holocaust Education
Curriculum Specialist

  • BA English, Mercer University
  • MA Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix
  • Retired Broward County teacher
  • Certified in both English 6-12 and Social Studies 6-12
  • National Board Certified, English
  • Developed Holocaust Curriculum and guides for Broward County Schools
  • Instructor, teacher-consultant, writer, and leader in the field of education since 1978
  • Recipient of various awards earned during my tenure including:
    • The Florida Atlantic University Gutterman Family Foundation Holocaust Educator of the Year.
    • The Broward County Holocaust Educator of the Year Award recipient through the Central Agency for Jewish Education.
  • Developed curriculum for Weissberg Consulting LLC for the new Mania and Max Nudel Holocaust Learning Center at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida.

SEE HOW IT BEGAN

Welcome to the Holocaust Learning Experience, where the profound legacies of two remarkable organizations converged to create a powerful force for education, remembrance, and compassion. Our story began when the non-profit senior healthcare organization, MorseLife Health System, joined forces with NEXT GENERATIONS of Holocaust Survivors, igniting a transformative journey that honors the past while shaping a brighter future.

The remarkable synergy between these two entities set the stage for a new era of understanding and healing. This partnership exemplifies the unwavering commitment to preserving the memories and lessons of the Holocaust while fostering a deep sense of empathy and support for survivors and their families.

By merging these two extraordinary entities, the Holocaust Learning Experience is poised to make an even greater impact on society. Together, we honor the memory of those who perished, celebrate the strength of survivors, and weave a tapestry of education that fosters empathy, knowledge, and hope.

Join us on this transformative journey of remembrance, education, and healing. Together, we can build a future that upholds the dignity of every human life and stands firmly against the atrocities of the past. Together, we can turn the painful lessons of history into a beacon of hope for generations to come.

An article of the merger can be seen here in a CityBiz article titled “MorseLife Health System and NEXT GENERATIONS Unite” (link: [CityBiz Article]).