Board of directors

Paula Neira

First Book

Paula is currently the Vice President of Finance at First Book, a social-enterprise organization that provides educational materials to children in need, with the belief that education is the best way out of poverty and a matter of social justice. Paula is responsible for overseeing the daily accounting and finance functions of the organization’s $130 million budget and providing strategic and leadership direction to the Finance department. Paula closely collaborates with members of the Executive team to ensure Financial functions align with strategic goals and organizational growth. Previously, Paula was the National Projects and Finance Director at Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options, a grassroots organization where she supervised all financial and administrative matters while providing strategic planning advice to the President and Board of Directors. Paula currently splits her time between Washington, DC and Manchester, MA with her husband and two daughters.

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Hispanic Access Foundation connects Latinos and others with partners and opportunities to improve lives and create an equitable society.

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