Accion U.S. Network

Who We Are

The Accion U.S. Network office collaborates with all three Accion lending organizations to reach entrepreneurs on the ground and online with the latest innovations in mission-based small business lending.

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Accion Network-Wide Impact


  • $500M+

    Delivered to small business owners

  • 200,000+

    Jobs created or sustained in the U.S.

  • $250M+

    Employee wages generated in 2016

  • 98%

    Median increase in owner's financial draw 1-year post loan

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Hear What Business Owners are Saying

“At Accion, the loan process was straightforward. Now I have a whole line of sauces available in 200 stores.”

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Hear What Business Owners are Saying

“I hit a lot of dead ends. Then I found Accion.”

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Hear What Business Owners are Saying

“Accion doesn’t just give you money they help you survive. My dream came true because I didn’t give up.”

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Our Staff

Gina Harman

CEO, U.S. Network

Elenor Denker

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Gretchen Ruethling

Senior Director of Partnerships and Programs

Venkat Devireddy

Senior Developer

Craig Elman

Director of Product Management

Elise Burton

Program Manager

Ellen Black

Digital Content Manager

Raul Larios

Manager of Finance and Accounting

Meredith Medlin

Partnerships + Impact Manager

James Schintz

Director of Data Science

Kayla Lawson

Special Projects Coordinator & Board Liaison

Anna Dodson (Chair)

Partner, Goodwin

Sean Carpenter (Vice Chair)

Climate Economy Advisor, City of Fort Collins

Ray Ziler (Treasurer)

Principal, CPA

Sharon Pope (Secretary)

Head of Programs & Marketing, Y Combinator Continuity

Brad Henderson

Partner and Managing Director, BCG

Michael Schlein

CEO, Accion

Sean Harper

Co-Founder, Bright Policy

Tahira Dosani

Managing Director, Venture Lab

Rose Mary Fry

Nonprofit Consultant, Degrees of Work

Mickey Konson

COO, Co-Founder, StreetShares

Solana Cozzo

Head Prepaid and Inclusive Growth, MasterCard

Zuhairah (Scott) Washington

General Manager, Eastern Region at Xchange Leasing, Uber

Elizabeth Schott

CEO, Southern California
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Our Location

New York, New York

85 Broad Street, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10004