July Silva is Alliance for Justice’s Director of Finance. July manages all accounting functions and coordinates Alliance’s financial plans, budget management, financial statements, and programmatic strategic planning for the organization. Before joining AFJ, July worked for nine years as the Financial Manager for Excelencia in Education, a local nonprofit in DC focused on higher education for Latinos. Before entering the nonprofit sector, July served for over 13 years as an Insurance Licensed Banker-VP and as a local Branch Manager for SunTrust Bank. July also brings her invaluable experience as an entrepreneur. With the support of her family and community, she established several small family-owned retail business entities. July studied computer science at the Catholic University of Santo Domingo and most recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Strayer University. Her passion is to develop operational and financial structures to enhance organization accounting practices.