Natalie Silverstein, MPH is an author, speaker, award-winning podcast host, nonprofit founder and passionate advocate for family and youth service. Her first book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, was published in 2019 and was named as one of the Top Books for Parents Who Want to Raise Kind Kids by the HuffPost. Her second book, Simple Acts: The Busy Teen’s Guide to Making a Difference was published in 2022 by Free Spirit Press and was selected for a National Parenting Product Award in 2023.
In 2013, Natalie launched the first local affiliate of Doing Good Together , a Minneapolis-based nonprofit with the mission of helping parents raise kids who care and contribute. As the New York area coordinator, she curates a free monthly email listing of family-friendly service opportunities that is distributed to thousands of subscribers.
Natalie is a sought-after speaker and consultant on the topics of service and kindness, presenting to parents, educators and children across the country. She has appeared on many popular podcasts and on The TODAY Show – Third Hour on NBC. Her personal essays have appeared on Katie Couric Media (Wake-Up Call Newsletter), Medium, Grown and Flown, Motherwell, Zibby Media, Good Housekeeping and Grown and Flown. She is the host of the award winning weekly podcast, Simple Acts, Big Impact: Celebrating Teen Changemakers.
Along with her husband, she is the co-founder of The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA, a nonprofit focused on finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease in GBA mutation carriers, and serves as Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors. She is a founding member of Impact100 NYC and is a Regional Director of the Yale Day of Service initiative. She is a member of the Board of The Riley’s Way Foundation. In 2023, Natalie was named a “Woman to Watch” by JWI, and the “Member Changemaker of the Year” by HeyMama.
Natalie earned an undergraduate degree in health policy and administration from Providence College and a master’s degree in public health from Yale.
RILEY’S WAY VISIONARY
Natalie has been named a
Riley’s Way Foundation Visionary!