“Shelly’s commitment to bringing the principles and skills of Emergency Management to the service of the home based care community continues to bring significant benefits to all of us who work with her.  I can say without reservation that we have all learned a great deal from Shelly.  It has been a pleasure to work with her for these past many years and I look forward to continuing our efforts in the years to come.”

      Madeline Jacobs, Director, Quality Management and Research, Selfhelp Community Services

      and Chair, NYC  Home Based Care Alliance





 “I want to express my appreciation for your contribution to the Administration on Aging (AoA) webinar on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Assistance. Your presentation helped impress the Aging Network with the critical importance of advanced planning and preparation in safeguarding our vulnerable aging population in an emergency situation.  Your remarks reinforced an important point we hoped to make – that no community is immune from a disaster and that failure to plan threatens the health and wellbeing of our nation’s senior citizens.”       

      Josephina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for Aging, US Department of Health and Human

      Services,  Administration on Aging                                        


“Besides  being a pleasure to work with, Shelly is able to present creative ideas and clearly communicate the benefits.  The professionalism and expertise she brings to every situation, and her enthusiasm and dedication in the challenging environment that we often operate in, are both inspiring and motivating. Shelly’s role has been critical to assuring that an important component of the City’s health care emergency response is represented and for that I am personal thankful.”

        Aaron Belisle, Director of Health and Medical, NYC Office of Emergency Management 

"I have had the honor of working with Shelly for close to eight years. Shelly's knowledge of emergency management is superior to many that  have met in ten years in this field and having worked across the entire country. She is organized, multi-tasks and supports an enormous workload (somewhat single handedly) making it look effortless. I am always impressed by her ability move her agency forward to the next level. Professionally, Shelly is a rare find, she is a mix of smart, savvy, tough, creative and funny. Personally, Shelly is compassionate, sincere and thoughtful. I will always want to work with Shelly and I think anyone that has the chance should."

      Alyssa Scala-Halstead, MP, MEP, Emergency Management Consultant, Curriculum Developer,

      Educator,  Exercise Specialist, Strategic Planning



 “Ms. Raffle conducted back-to-back workshops on Disaster Preparedness: Learn, Plan and Survive, to the home care worker members of 1199SEIU.  She successfully equipped our members with the essential knowledge and skills needed to survive and support patients in emergency situations.  We received rave reviews about her presentation and we are very grateful for her professional contribution.”

      James Chang, Director, 1199SEIU Education Fund                                               

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