Sojeila Maria SilvaInterim Director, Forward Together
Sojeila is passionate about social change, and she’s passionate about using finance as a tool to make that change happen. Currently a Partner at Small Hill Partners — a firm specializing in finance and strategy work with nonprofits — her experience in management, finance and consulting is broad and deep. For more than three decades Ms. Silva had been an activist, staff person, board member, CEO and consultant in areas as diverse as health education, housing development, microfinance and labor in both the nonprofit and public sectors. Ms. Silva is a successful and widely respected Interim Executive, but she remains passionate about face-to-face consulting and innovation in the field. In her volunteer activities she has supported industry organizations, the international microfinance sector, and local schools, and she has served multiple terms as a City Planning Commissioner. When she isn’t working she can be found with her nose in a book, hanging out with friends and family, or tinkering. She received her Master of Business Administration from UCLA.