The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, an education and advocacy organization committed to reducing the rate of teen pregnancy throughout Texas, has named Michele Gonzalez, Lillian Mitchell, Mitch Rosen, Marcia Silverberg and Melanie Susswein to their Executive Board of Directors.
Michele Gonzales currently serves as the Director – Senior Executive Advisory for the Ascension Texas Ministry Market and Seton Healthcare Family. Michele joined Seton in 2004 after serving as one of the longest-tenured Public Information Directors for the City of Austin. Prior to joining the City, Michele spent 6 ½ years at KVUE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Austin, as a weekend talk show host, reporter, editor and writer. At Seton, Michele began her career as Communications Director before moving into a fundraising role as Development Director for the newly-established Seton Hays Foundation in 2008. An experienced communicator, writer, presenter, fundraiser and media relations executive, Michele is also known for her community outreach efforts and expertise in building relationships. She earned both a Bachelor of Science (Radio, Television, Film) and Bachelor of Journalism (Broadcast Journalism) from The University of Texas at Austin.
Lillian Mitchell, RN, MSN is a public health nurse and Director of Clinical Quality at People’s Community Clinic. She enjoys working with people to find practical ways to implement and monitor changes in the way that we practice healthcare. Lily’s previous experience includes supporting federally qualified health centers across the state at the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC), providing beside nursing care to patients on an oncology and neurology floor at University Medical Center Brackenridge, and researching the economic and policy impacts of demographic change around the globe. Lilly earned an Alternate Entry Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Stanford University.
Mitch Rosen has spent the past 15 years working for Bayer Women’s Health, with a special focus on the reduction of unplanned pregnancy. He began his career in Philadelphia as a Clinical Specialist and transitioned to South Texas 6 years ago as a Regional Manager. Mitch’s interest in women’s healthcare is evident in his dedication to building partnerships and collaborations within this area of interest. He has earned multiple promotions and awards while at Bayer, including several leadership and sales awards. Mitch feels fortunate to provide meaningful services that benefit so many women throughout the country, and he looks to bring this passion to The Texas Campaign. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University.
Marcia Silverberg is the owner/founder of HR Directions and provides strategic talent management consulting, executive and career coaching, and meeting facilitation. She retired in 2013 as Vice President, HR Strategic Initiatives and System Office Chief Human Resources Officer for Ascension Health, parent organization of the Seton Healthcare Family. Prior to her healthcare and consulting careers, Marcia worked at Mutual of New York (MONY) in both human resources and information technology leadership positions as well as the United Way of Central New York. Marcia has a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University and 25+ years of experience serving on boards of directors such as Communities in Schools, United Way for Greater Austin, LifeWorks, Seton Cove, Leadership Austin, and New Milestones Foundation.
Melanie Susswein is Vice President of Business Development and Account Services for SUMA Social Marketing, Inc. and is an award-winning social marketing expert and senior researcher. Her research experience compasses a wide array of public health topics. Melanie is well-versed and accomplished in all aspects of formative research, evaluative research, client relations and the project management process including conducting in-depth interviews, moderating focus groups, designing research instruments, coordinating stakeholders, and facilitating strategic workgroups. Melanie earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University.
About The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The Texas Campaign is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, families and communities across Texas. They provide statewide leadership around this issue by focusing on what works and connecting Texas communities to the research and tools they need to make an impact. For more information, visit www.txcampaign.org.