Accion Serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico & Texas

Who We Are

As a member of Accion’s nationwide network of lenders, Accion is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the tools entrepreneurs need to operate, grow or start their business. We offer a community of support and are dedicated to increasing access to business credit, making loans and providing support to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

Our Impact

  • 13,623+

    Loans Funded

  • $134M+

    Dollars Disbursed

  • 591+

    Communities Served

  • 18,875+

    Accion Client Jobs Created or Sustained

Our Staff

Analisa Anaya-Smith

Controller

Yolanda Bailon

Portfolio Quality Officer

Gwendolyn Bonilla

Regional Lending and Client Relations Officer

Rachel Burgoyne

Loan Officer, Arizona

Jessie Cardenas

Portfolio Quality Officer

Carmen Castillo

Client Ambassador

Luis Ceja

Client Ambassador

Natalie DeGroot

Senior Accountant

Shady Erifej

Operations Administrator

Ryan Flanders

Loan Officer, Colorado

Raquel Gallegos

Loan Operations Administrator Team Lead

Jill Gassen

SBA Program Manager

Grace Gibson

Loan Operations Administrator

Danny Griego

Portfolio Quality Officer

Melissa Harris

Development Associate

Jaquelyn Hernandez

Portfolio Quality Supervisor

Ali Hughes

Assistant to the President

Myra Jordan

Senior Underwriter

Lacey Keene

Accounting Administrator/HR Assistant

Kristin King

Underwriter

Anne Haines

President and CEO

Marisa Barrera

Chief Strategy Officer/Executive Vice President

Raymond Ziler

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Burns

Chief Operating Officer

Metta Smith

Vice President of Lending and Client Relations

Kristine Breese Michie

Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy and Investments

Greg Levenson (Chair)

President and CEO, Southwest Capital Bank

Bob Murphy (Immed. Past Chair)

Executive Director, Economic Forum of Albuquerque

Yashoda Naidoo (Vice Chair and Treasurer)

President and Owner, Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Cafe Restaurants

Betty Arkell (Secretary)

Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Michelle Coons

Senior VP/Regional President, Washington Federal Inc.

Edmond Johnson

President/CEO, Premier Manufacturing, Inc.

Clarence McAllister

CEO, Fortis Networks

William G. Ridenour

Attorney of Counsel, Fennemore Craig, P.C.

Gail Warrior

CEO of CASPR Group

Lorna M. Wiggins

President, Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, P.C.
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Accionista Spotlight

We are thrilled to welcome Mike Burns as our new Chief Operating Officer! Burns is based in Phoenix, Arizona and brings to Accion more than 15 years of experience in the lending industry. Prior to this appointment, Burns served as Chief Operating Officer for Parkside Lending where he gained extensive expertise in performance management, underwriting, collections and lending operations. In his spare time Mike enjoys outdoor activities, being an active “Swim Dad” for his two daughters and spending time with his wife, friends and family. Welcome Mike!

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