Board Member Biography - Silvia Orna

Silvia Orna has extensive non-profit management experience with a particular focus on strategic design & structure, strength analysis, change management, organizational culture, and transformational leadership development. In her role as Director of Human Resources and Operations at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Silvia is a strategic partner driving key business decisions and implementing performance-driven initiatives. Silvia has a strategic vision and a keen eye for identifying individual strengths and aligning them to organizational objectives and mission, as well as a clear eye for priorities and processes. Silvia has successfully created and implemented strategies that directly impact employee development and organizational culture, and has facilitated a work environment of ownership and accountability. In addition to her strategic role, Silvia is experienced on core human resources functions managing talent acquisition, onboarding, employee engagement & performance, and benefits & compensation. Silvia is the adviser to the President and General Counsel and the Senior Management team on core human resources issues, she is a motivator with high standards, with the ability to gather consensus and promote change.

Silvia has a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University and is a Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resources Management. Silvia graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco de Quito University in Ecuador with a degree in Psychology. Silvia has an International Bachelor Degree in Physics and Mathematics from the IB Association, Geneva Switzerland. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SiOP), and the Association for Talent Development (ADT).

 Silvia was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and has lived in NYC since 2000. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. She is a practitioner of Capoeira Angola, loves to travel and to dance.