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

  • $11.5M+

    Dollars invested in local small businesses annually

  • 3,900+

    Jobs created and retained annually

  • 96%

    Borrower repayment rate

Our Staff

Paul Quintero

CEO, East Coast

Neil Boss

Chief Operations Officer

Ana Hammock

Vice President of Lending

Ashley Wessier

Vice President of Development & Communications

Fatiha Ainane

Loan Consultant

Melissa Ankin

Business Operations Manager

Juan Carlos Cabeza

Loan Consultant

Juan Jose Castello

Loan Consultant

Rodrigo Cerveira

Director of SBA Lending: Florida

Viviana Chan

Financial Analyst

Adriana Contreras

Loan Consultant

Neysa Cruceta

Intake Manager

Rey Cruz

Client Risk & Recovery Manager

Ketty De la Cruz

Client Services Associate

Carolina Cuadrado

Payment Support Associate

Daniel Delgado


Carmen Duperon

Senior Manager: Client Services

Doral Estevez

Client Services/HR Associate

Fabiana Estrada

Director of Lending: Florida

Ken Ford

Database Administrator/Programmer

Dennis Lagueux, Chair

SVP, Community Development, TD Bank

Thomas McDermott, Vice Chair

Managing Director, Cambridge Wilkinson

Roshelle Nagar, Secretary

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

Kimberly Johnson, Treasurer

Partner, KPMG LLP

Kevin Boes

President & CEO, New Markets Support Company

William Brown

Director of Retail Banking, Investors Bank

Rick Calero

Senior Manager Director, Strategic Initiatives, TIAA

Peter Cureton

Program Manager, Investment Banking Global Project Services, Credit Suisse

Dan Delehanty

CRA Officer/Director of Community Development, Bridgehampton National Bank

Colleen Galvin

Senior Vice President Community Development, Citi

Michael Henry

Principal, KPMG LLP

Sudhir Jain

Managing Director, Citi

Joseph Hernandez

VP and CRA Officer, TIAA

Laura Miller

President, Small Business, Chase Merchant Services, JPMorgan Chase

Bill Popeleski

CEO, BP Global Solutions

Mia Parker

Vice President, Goldman Sachs Foundation

Lisa Servon

Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania

Cristina Shapiro

Vice President, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs

Gail Smith

Publishing/Managing Director, Impacto Latin News, Inc.

Tyler Van Gundy

Senior Vice President, Hunt Companies, Inc.

Alvaro Lima, Chair

Director of Research, Boston Planning & Development Agency

Daniel Beauregard

Goodwin Procter LLP

Anne Cerami

Regional Vice President, TD Bank, NA

Kevin Fisher

President & CEO, Leading Cities

Eva Greger Morse

Managing Director, GMO Renewable Resources LLC

Michael Lake

President & CEO, Leading Cities

Edith Moricz

Founder & CEO,

Johanna Stone

Vice President of Community Development, Eastern Bank

Anita Barker Weeks

Regional Private Banking Director, BNY Mellon

Aleksey Schukin, Chair

Private Equity Associate, American Industrial Partners

Erin Rowe, Vice Chair

Founder, The Arena Groupe, LLC

Ian Bomberg

Associate, Investment & Corporate Banking, BMO

Dylan Chun

Investment Strategist, US Trust

Liz Flemming

Associate, Goldman Sachs

Gina Frisa

AVP, Global Markets Capital and Liquidity Mgmt, Credit Suisse

Aditi Kamdar

Sales Manager, Fundera

Jaclyn Leccese

Associate, JPMorgan Chase

Michael Lei

Private Equity Associate, Greenbrair Equity Group, LLC

Jessica McAdaragh

Investment Banking Analyst, Lazard

Benjamin Nissan

Private Equity Associate, Silver Lake Partners

Rong Pang

Investment Banking Analyst, JPMorgan Chase & Co

Lara Porter

Electronic Trading Sales, UBS

Christina Reichert

AVP, Global Markets Capital and Liquidity Mgmt, Credit Suisse

Annika Rohweder

Credit Analyst, HSBC Global Asset Management

Clara Sanchez

AVP, Deutsche Bank Global Social Finance

Stefan Sandoval

Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michael Sanduski

Associate, Investment Banking, Citi

Priya Sharma

Analyst, Citi

Matteo Tinari

Strategy Associate, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Odalis Martinez, Chair

SVP Small Business Banker Manager Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Bank of America

Jonathan Bello

Area Manager, Business Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Karla Gottlieb

Director of Community Initiatives, Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation

Paul Hunt

Faculty, Florida International University School of Social Work

Carol Molnar

Vice President Florida CRA Manager, Comerica Bank

Peter Salas

Regional Manager Specialty Finance, Business Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Myrna Sonora

Vice President, Prospera

Ralph Tejada

Vice President, Business Relationship Area Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Leo Toca

VP, Senior Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo

Mihai Vrasmasu

Partner, Shook, Hardy and Bacon, LLP
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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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