Staff and Board

Our Team

A dedicated staff supports our members in their work for microbusiness

Carolina Martinez
Chief Executive Officer

Addison Peterson
Policy Specialist

Ann Sullivan
President, Madison Services Group, Inc.
Federal Policy Consultant

Annissa Durar
Marketing and Communications Consultant
Daniela Fernandez-Ulen
Daniela Fernandez-Ulen
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Emily Gasner
VP, Strategic Initiatives and CDFI Incubator Director

Heidi Pickman
VP, Engagement and External Relations
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Joan Johnson
Finance Manager
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Liza Rivera
Outreach Manager

Rezhe Connelly
Special Projects and Operations Coordinator


Executive Committee

Jesse Torres
Los Angeles Basin Area
ArroyoWest LLC
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Yery Olivares
Vice President
Central Valley
Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation
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Horacio Mendez
At Large
The Woodstock Institute

Mark Herbert
San Francisco Bay Area
Small Business Majority


Carolina Martinez

Baldev Birk
Senior Manager of Portfolio
Access Plus Capital

Carmen Herrera-Mansir
Central Coast
El Pajaro CDC

Joshua Danielson
San Francisco Bay Area

Juan Aquino
Los Angeles Basin Area
Capital One Bank

Julian Canete
Sacramento Area
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

Kristin Johnson
Rural North
Northern California Regional SBDC Lead Center

Louis Caditz-Peck
San Francisco Bay Area
Lending Club

Naima McQueen
Executive Director
Alliance for Community Development

Nancy Swift
Rural North
Jefferson Economic Development Institute

Randi Zeller
Senior Advisor- Public and Private Partnerships
Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) USA

Vikita Poindexter
Poindexter Consulting Group
Past President NAWBO-CA