Employee Profile: Ilene Silberman
This spring, the Jewish Home was delighted to promote one of our own: Ilene Silberman, vice president of finance, has been elevated to the Home’s chief financial officer. In her new role, Ilene continues to showcase her talent and skills as a dedicated advocate on behalf of the organization’s sound fiscal health – maintaining our ability to serve thousands of Southern California seniors every year.
Ilene is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 25 years of combined experience in the accounting and finance fields. Before coming to the Home, she was controller for the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans (MPI), an agency that helps to administer defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans and provide health benefits to over 120,000 active and retired participants and their families. Ilene’s distinguished employment history also includes high-level positions in the commercial finance field with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, PNC Business Capital and Fleet Capital Corporation.
Ilene first came to the Home in 2015, but she is no stranger to the nonprofit community. A strong advocate for economic empowerment, she is a former volunteer tax preparer for elderly and low-income individuals. Ilene also served as an Executive Board Member and Vice President-Treasurer of the Emelita Street Elementary PTA, working to advance educational opportunities for young, school-aged children.
Ilene earned her BS in Business Administration – Accounting from California State University, Northridge, where she was on the dean’s list and served as an officer of the Accounting Association. She is married and has two children – a son and a daughter – and lives in Tarzana.