Marcia Silverberg is the owner and founder of HR Directions, the consulting firm that she founded in 1998. HR Directions helps its clients align their people strategies with their business goals to achieve organizational success. Frequently this involves coaching executives and facilitating important meetings.
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 Family of Hospitals, 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. Prior to her management career, Marcia served on the 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 of Central Texas, Seton Cove, Leadership Austin, New Milestones Foundation and Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.