Karla Silverman, MS, RN, CNM, is the associate director of complex care delivery at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) with more than 20 years of experience in the health care field. In her role at CHCS, Karla leads initiatives that help organizations develop and provide person-centered, integrated care for people with complex health and social needs. She also leads the MassHealth Care Planning Learning Collaborative, which supports partnerships between Medicaid accountable care organizations and community providers across the state of Massachusetts.

Karla began her career as a certified nurse-midwife — providing primary, reproductive, and prenatal care at Community Healthcare Network, a federally qualified health center in New York City. Later, she served as clinical director at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic where she oversaw clinical operations and training for 12 health centers.

Before joining CHCS, Karla was a program director at Primary Care Development Corporation, where she led a team that created a nationally respected training and technical assistance program in care coordination and care management.

Karla holds a master of science in midwifery and a bachelor’s of science of nursing, both from Columbia University. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts and history from Brown University. Currently, she is also an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Global Public Health where she teaches a graduate course on value-based care.

In her free time, you can find Karla hanging with her teenage daughters, running along the Hudson River, cooking and reading memoirs.