CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Samanda Morales is the Chief Executive Officer of Ahora Inc., a not-for-profit organization that empowers individuals and families in their journey toward self-reliance & wealth generation. A financial services leader, Samanda has worked in finance for over 25 years. She worked at Bank of New York Mellon’s Global Institutional Accounting & Risk Solutions department for over 19 years where she partnered with executives across the company to devise and implement operational improvements that optimized value. Prior to her tenure at Bank of New York Mellon, Samanda worked at State Street Corporation in the Mutual Fund’s custody department. She managed a team of account controllers responsible for the custody and accounting valuation of institutional clients.
Samanda also possesses extensive experience in the non-profit finance arena. She has served as treasurer for several not-for-profit organizations in Massachusetts, including El Jolgorio de Massachusetts, Inc., Bethany Congregational Church, as well as the Friends of the Lynnfield Library. Moreover, Samanda supported non-profit organizations and small businesses as a financial adviser, financial literacy instructor and consultant.
Samanda earned her Business Administration degree from Salem State College and is a Certified Personal Finance Consultant. She is a candidate for the MBA at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and is a member of the CFP board. Finally, Samanda holds a certificate of Entrepreneurship Essentials from Harvard Online Business School. An avid reader, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two sons and traveling to her birthplace in the Dominican Republic.