Amanda Arizola serves as the North Texas Program Officer for Asset Funders Network (AFN). Amanda is a dedicated community advocate, nonprofit executive professional and leader with over 20 years of dedicated work in economic security, healthcare, and literacy. In her role, Amanda leads the North Texas regional chapter.
Amanda also serves as the co-founder and chief analyst for CoACT North Texas, a nonprofit, which focuses on human-centered design to promote innovation within nonprofit organizations and business entities. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Finance and Operations for Philanthropy Southwest where she supported operations through the beginning of the pandemic. She was also the Assistant Director for the Dallas Community Tax Centers (DCTC), a program of Foundation Communities, where she managed ten VITA tax centers and oversaw the completion of 79,000+ tax forms aiding in the return of more than $124 million dollars to Dallas residents. Amanda also held the position of State Program Director for the Affordable Care Act implementation through the CHIMES (Consumer Health Insurance Marketplace and Enrollment Services) Consortium at United Way of Tarrant County.
Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a double Master in Business Administration and Master in Health Systems Management from Texas Woman’s University.She is a six generation Texan, and was appointed as the first Latina to serve on the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers (JPS Health Network) by Commissioner Devan Allen. Amanda also serves as the chair of the Community Advisory Board for KERA/KXT, Dallas Leadership Council with ReflectUS, a national collaborative organization of the leading women’s civic engagement training programs and is Dallas Advisory Board member for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. She resides in Arlington, Texas.