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


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

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


Marie Landau

Grant Writer

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

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

Yashoda Naidoo

President and Owner, Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Cafe Restaurants

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 have Kristine Michie on board as our new Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy and Investments. She brings to Accion 20+ years in the change sector, accelerating the mission of philanthropists, nonprofits, and foundations to effect change in the world. Kristine is also the proud mother of two, step-mom to four, and companion to an 18-year-old black lab named Hollywood. Welcome Kristine!

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