Barry Silverberg has over 40 years of nonprofit professional and volunteer leadership, management, resource development, and communications experience focusing on nonprofit governance, strategic thinking, board engagement, professional and organizational development, and public policy awareness and advocacy. Known as a passionate advocate of the local and Texas nonprofit sector, he founded the Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College in 2000, which he continues to lead as its Director and created and teaches the gateway course for St. Edward’s University’s Nonprofit Management Certificate. Also the creator of ACC’s Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate in 2007, he continues to serve as both its administrator and as a faculty member.
Lisa Bussett is Coordinator at the Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, and co-Executive Producer of CNS’ Civil Society. With a background in visual art, project management, and team development, she integrates these disciplines to design and deliver tailored programs for individuals, teams, and organizations.