Shelly Baer Recognized as Exceptional Leader within the Community

February 12, 2024

Rochelle 'Shelly' Baer, LCSW of the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, has been awarded the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's 2023 Community Partner Award. As the Director of UM Mailman Center's Leadership Training Initiatives, she oversees The Student Emerging Leaders Program (SELP) for high school students, The Self-Advocate Leadership Training (SALT) program for adults with diverse disabilities, The Emerging Transformational Leadership Program (ETLP) for mid-level professionals in disability-focused organizations. The Department of Public Health Sciences recognizes Shelly's exceptional leadership. Numerous public health students have benefited from collaborating with her in co-facilitating SALT and SELP initiatives.