Barbara Silberman is an experienced fundraiser and former program officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts. She has worked with a variety of non-profits including museums, municipalities, and medical facilities. Throughout her career, she has been a leader with roles ranging from Supervisor to Executive Director to Senior Advisor to Board Chair and City Committee Chair.

Now, she works as a consultant mentoring non-profit Executive Directors and raising funds to support their work. During the first summer semester at Tufts, she co-teaches "Revitalizing Historic House Museums" with Ken Turino.

Silberman is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a BA in American History. She has a Masters of Hospital Administration from the George Washington University and completed graduate course work in Non-Profit Finance and Planning at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She's completed graduate work in history at Harvard University. She co-chairs the Community Preservation Committee that is a program of the Planning Department of the City of Gloucester.