About Us

Who We Are

Partners for Self Employment, Inc. has been helping our community since 1993

Our Mission - To promote financial well-being of low to moderate income individuals and families in South Florida via financial literacy training and providing opportunities to borrow and save. We strive to be a cost effective provider of financial and training services to our constituents and as a prudent and responsible steward of the funds entrusted to us. Our mission is carried out by an enthusiastic and committed employees and Board of Directors.


A small and tireless staff of nine administer the programs and deliver services throughout our community.

Maria Coto

Executive Director

Bernard Colebrook

Technical Assistance Provider
Miami Center

Bernard Broussard

Technical Assistance Provider
North Miami Center

Metris Batts-Coley

Fund Development Specialist

Venessa Louchart

Technical Assistance Provider
(Spanish Speaking)

Gilda Torres

Loan Administrator

Mark Mills

Technical Asistance Provider
Homestead & Carrie P Meek Center

board members

PSE is led by a volunteer board of community leaders

Robert Rogers


Christopher Payne


Ellen Kempler


Mario Goodrich


Nadine Olmann


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