Dafina Williams is Senior Vice President of External Affairs at the Opportunity Finance Network, a national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). She leads the organization’s legislative and regulatory public policy efforts with a focus on federal appropriations lobbying, small business lending and affordable housing. Dafina is the Vice Chair of the Responsible Business Lending Coalition, an association of non-profit and for-profit organizations that promotes responsible small business lending practices. She also serves on the New Markets Tax Credit Advisory Board of Self-Help Ventures Fund, on the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations Community Development Council, and on the Community Advisory Board of the American Fintech Council. Dafina is a magna cum laude graduate of Temple University, where she received a BBA in Economics.
June 9th, 2022 | Season 1 | 29 mins 55 secs
access, capital, diversity, equity, ifa foundation
An introduction to community development financial institutions with Dafina Williams of the Opportunity Finance Network and Jack Wilson of Liquid Capital of Greater Philadelphia. This podcast is guest hosted by IFA Foundation Executive Director Rikki Amos