Ann L. Silverman has worked with nonprofit organizations, funders, public agencies, and affordable housing residents groups for more than thirty-five years. Over her more than fifteen years as a consultant, Ann has led strategic planning, community outreach and visioning exercises. She has assessed programs, organizational leadership and operating systems. She has trained board leaders and nonprofit staff.
Ann has conducted executive and senior staff searches for more than twenty-five community based nonprofits and community development funders. She has helped groups through transitions, with assessments, interim management, planning, fundraising, and financial oversight services.
Ann has trained tenants and owners of affordable housing who seek effective resident ownership strategies or who aim to build their skills to operate their homes together. She has developed training materials and led workshops on housing preservation, resident ownership, asset management, financial management, nonprofit career development, and board development. She has coached and mentored individuals interested in community development careers.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Ms. Silverman was Director of the Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative (NDSC) at the Boston office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). There she managed a nationally-recognized organizational capacity building and funding program for community development corporations.
Ann was a founder and the first Executive Director of the Association for Resident Control of Housing (ARCH). She worked as a Project Manager for affordable housing developments at the Boston Housing Authority and with the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation.
Ann holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Vassar College, a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s JFK School of Government. She has served on the boards of the Belmont Housing Trust, MetroWest Collaborative Development, and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies Disabilities Initiative.