Currently Director of Development for the Chabad Southampton Jewish Center, Tina is the architect and artistic director of the first Southampton Jewish Film Festival, about to enter its second year. Silverman’s successful track record includes working with senior industry and government leaders as well as fundraising, public outreach, and grassroots campaign experience.
A native New Yorker, Tina has a long and distinguished record of public service. Ms. Silverman served as an appointee in the Administration's of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and on the Congressional U.S.- China Commission. In the private sector, she held numerous consulting positions to include Deputy Director to the former United Nations Ambassador.
She attended the American University in Paris, where her studies included art history and international relations. Subsequently, she earned a Master’s Degree in International Business from George Washington University.
Ms. Silverman was an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maryland. She has served on several community boards and commissions in support of historic preservation in Virginia. She now is on the Board of the Southampton Cultural Center.
Prior to her government career, Tina was a professional actress and dancer. She was a member of Actor’s Equity and the Screen Actors Guild. Her credits include repertory theatre as well as training with the George Balanchine School of Ballet.
She and her brother frequently collaborate on various art projects centering on the family’s major art collection. Most recently she assisted on the roll out of the book and exhibition of the newly discovered Leonardo Da Vinci portrait, La Bella Principessa. Hobbies include animal welfare, opera, and film history. She speaks French and Spanish.