Accion Serving the East Coast

Who We Are

As a member of Accion’s nationwide network of lenders, Accion Serving the East Coast empowers small business owners through access to capital and education. We offer affordable business loans, complemented by in-depth guidance, coaching and an entire support system of peers, mentors and resources.

Our Impact

  • 8,500+

    Small business owners served annually

  • $10.7M+

    Dollars invested in local small businesses annually

  • 2,300+

    Jobs created and retained annually

  • 94%

    Borrower repayment rate

Our Staff

Paul Quintero

CEO, East Coast

Ana Hammock

Vice President of Lending

Ashley Wessier

Vice President of Development & Communications

Bill Popeleski

Chief Operating Officer

Joanna Ray

Director of Credit Risk

Fatiha Ainane

Senior Loan Consultant

Sandra Bojorque

Business Development Manager/NE

Juan Carlos Cabeza

Loan Consultant

Juan Jose Castello

Loan Consultant II

Rodrigo Cerveira

Director of SBA Lending

Adriana Contreras

Senior Loan Consultant

Neysa Cruceta

Intake Manager

Rey Cruz

Client Risk & Recovery Manager

Carolina Cuadrado

Client Services Associate

Ketty De la Cruz

Finance & Reporting Associate

Daniel Delgado

Underwriter II

Carmen Duperon

Senior Manager: Client Services

Doral Estevez

Human Resources Associate

Fabiana Estrada

Director of Lending: South Florida

Leandro Freire

Senior Loan Consultant

Kevin Fisher, Chair

President, Dartmouth Research and Consulting

Raschelle Burton

Chief Communications Officer, Santander

Anne Cerami

Small Business Market Manager, TD Bank Group

Alvaro Lima

Director of Research, Boston Planning & Development Agency

Eva Greger Morse

Partner, Rohatyn Group

Michael Lake

President & CEO, Leading Cities

Edith Moricz

Founder & CEO,

Johanna Stone

Vice President of Community Development, Eastern Bank

Rodriguez Rodolfo

National Sales Manager, WNEU Telemundo Boston

Henrik Totterman

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship and Management, Hult International Business School

Anita Barker Weeks

Director, Private Banking, BNY Mellon

Rong Pang, Co-Chair

Financial Services Investor, Flexpoint Ford

Michael Lei, Co-Chair

Private Equity Associate, Greenbrair Equity Group, LLC

Aleksey Schukin

Private Equity Associate, American Industrial Partners

Erin Rowe

Founder, The Arena Groupe, LLC

Rushil Desai

Consultant, McKinsey & Company

Rachael Deutsch

Specialist, Prepaid & Inclusive Growth, Mastercard

Greg Dutov

Senior Associate, Lovell Minnick Partners, LLC

Liz Flemming

Associate, Goldman Sachs

Michael Friedson

Associate, Corsair Capital

Gina Frisa

AVP, Global Markets Capital and Liquidity Mgmt, Credit Suisse

Grant Hilzinger

Associate, TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P.

Aditi Kamdar

Sales Manager, Fundera

Benjamin Nissan

Private Equity Associate, Silver Lake Partners

Jaclyn Leccese

Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

Jessica McAdaragh

Associate, Reverence Capital Partners

Lara Porter

Electronic Trading - Quant Coverage, Morgan Stanley

Christina Reichert

Vice President, Global Markets Strategy, Credit Suisse

Annika Rohweder

Credit Analyst, HSBC Global Asset Management

Michael Sanduski

Associate, Investment Banking, Citi

Clara Sanchez

AVP, Deutsche Bank Global Social Finance

Odalis Martinez, Chair

Senior Vice President, Small Business Banker Manager, Bank of America

Jonathan Bello

Vice President, Business Banking Area Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Clara Diaz-Leal

Executive Vice President, Retail Executive - Miami Dade Market, Bank United

Karla Gottlieb

Director of Community Initiatives and Compliance, Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation

Paul Hunt

Faculty, Florida International University School of Social Work

Julio Naranjo

Regional Sales and Service Manager, Mercantil Bank, N.A.

Peter Salas

Vice President Regional Specialty Finance Sales Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Myrna Sonora

Vice President, Prospera

Ralph Tejada

Business Area Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Leo Toca

Senior Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo Foundation

Mihai Vrasmasu

Partner, Shook, Hardy and Bacon, LLP

Dennis Lagueux, Chair

SVP, Community Development, TD Bank

Jerry Weiss

Owner & Founder, Lone Wolf Risk Management Consulting LLC

Thomas McDermott, Vice Chair

Managing Director, Cambridge Wilkinson

Roshelle Nagar, Secretary

Counselor, Law Firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

Kimberly Johnson, Treasurer

Partner, KPMG LLP

Peter Cureton

Americas Head of Technology Security Services Delivery & Program Management, Credit Suisse

Dan Delehanty

Vice President and CRA, Director of Community Development, BNB Bank

Colleen Galvin

Senior Vice President Community Development, Citi

Michael Henry

Partner, IBM

Sudhir Jain

Managing Director, Citi

Joseph Hernandez

VP and CRA Officer, TIAA

Laura Miller

President, Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Mia Parker

Vice President, Office of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs

Lisa Servon

Professor and Chair, University of Pennsylvania

Cristina Shapiro

Vice President, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs

Gail Smith

CEO, Impacto Latin News, Inc.

Tyler Van Gundy

Senior Vice President, Hunt Companies, Inc.
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Manhattan Chicago Pizza

Miami, Florida
Rosaura moved to the U.S. to create opportunities for her and her family. Utilizing her business experience from the Dominican Republic, she successfully opened Manhattan Chicago Pizza.

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Harlem Chocolate Factory

New York, New York
After researching the chocolate industry and finding only two African-American owned chocolate companies in the U.S., Jessica decided that the African American perspective was missing.

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We Rock the Spectrum

Jacksonville, Florida
Business partners Lea Wells and Marissa Chunn met during grad school in 2011. Last year, they opened We Rock the Spectrum, an all-inclusive kid’s gym that serves 500 kids and continues to grow.

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Jackie's Transportation

Boston, Massachusetts
Ten years ago, Jackie started Jackie’s Transportation to help working families in Lynn get their children to school. Today she is the favorite school-van driver of most kids in the community.

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Sumtek USA

Orlando, Florida
Jairo used his background working with safety lines to start Sumtek USA in 2014, after a friend convinced him to move to the United States to pursue his dream of entrepreneurship.

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