Shellye Horowitz is the Associate Director of Education for the Hemophilia Federation of America. Shellye supports multiple efforts on the educational team, including planning national webinars, serving as an educational liaison to HFA member organizations, and working on HFA initiatives such as the X-linked Coalition and Mild Matters (which focuses on people with mild bleeding disorders).
Shellye came to HFA from a successful 25-year career in K-12 public education, where she held multiple positions, including: principal, head of school, and counseling services director. She holds a B.A. in Social Science and M.A. in Psychology: School Counseling from Cal Poly Humboldt (formerly Humboldt State University) and holds a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership and Development from Gonzaga University. She is licensed as a school administrator and school counselor.
Shellye’s ties to the bleeding disorders community run deep with six traceable generations of Hemophilia A in her family. Shellye inherited FVIII deficiency from her father, who had severe hemophilia A. She believes strongly in the need for women to access appropriate diagnosis and care for bleeding disorders.
Shellye lives in rural Northern California where she enjoys the beach and redwood trees with her Goldendoodle, Hope and Turkish Van, Gracie. She has two grown daughters.