The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is pleased to announce that Basha Silverman will be assuming the newly established position of Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, effective August 23, 2021. In this role, Basha will drive the overall strategic initiatives of the Network and will cultivate and implement efforts resulting from meaningful partnerships with a wide range of external stakeholders, including those drawing from the corporate, non-profit, government, academic and philanthropic sectors. Central to Basha’s role will be her oversight, leadership of and continued development of the Network’s Center for Innovation and Research. In this role, Basha will establish and manage high value partnerships, collaborations and programming to further the development of the Center and drive value for the Network and its member agencies.
Reuben Rotman, NJHSA CEO, shares that “The Network is thrilled to welcome Basha and, with her leadership, is well poised to grow the impact of the Network’s burgeoning Center for Innovation and Research”. The Center is a catalyzing effort to support Network member agencies as they work to advance solutions to challenges through the dynamic lens of innovation and social impact entrepreneurship. The Center recently sponsored a two-year Jewish Poverty Challenge, which provided individual and group consulting support for selected agencies to advance their efforts to develop and adopt innovations with their agency responses to the dynamic of Jewish Poverty; all with the goal of increasing overall effectiveness of helping those in need to achieve self-sufficiency. The Network’s Center for Innovation and Research has been supported with generous grant funding from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Basha comes to NJHSA having served for the last 5 years as the CEO of JFS Delaware, where she led that agency to a merger with another Delaware non-profit, Cancer Care Connection, and also established several new revenue producing client service offerings. Previously, Basha held a series of leadership positions at JFCS of Greater Philadelphia and at Brandywine Counseling and Community Services. Basha received her Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.