Ms. Marcia Silverberg
As the owner and founder of HR Directions, Marcia Silverberg provides strategic talent management consulting as well as executive coaching and meeting facilitation. Marcia “retired” in 2013 as Vice President, HR Strategic Initiatives and System Office Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the country with over 150,000 associates (employees). For the six years prior she served as Sr. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for the Seton Healthcare Family, a local health ministry within the Ascension system.
Prior to her healthcare and consulting careers, Marcia spent 14 years with Mutual of New York (MONY) in both human resources and information technology leadership positions. Under her direction, MONY was designated to Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” list three consecutive years and Seton was designated a “Best Place to Work” in Austin three times. Right after graduate school, Marcia served on the Planning-Allocations staff of the United Way of Central New York for five years.
Marcia has a Master of Social Work degree, with a concentration in Organization, Planning and Administration, from Syracuse University. She has over 20 years of experience serving on boards of directors, including the boards of United Way of Capital Area, LifeWorks, Communities in Schools, Seton Cove, Leadership Austin, and New Milestones Foundation.
Marcia and her husband Barry, director of the ACC Center for NonProfit Studies, have lived in Austin since 1995 and are the proud parents of two grown “children”.