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.

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