Who We Are

Partners for Self-Employment, Inc was founded in 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.

Staff and Board Members


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


Maria Coto, Executive Director

Metris Batts-Coley, – Fund Development Specialist

Gilda Torres, Loan Administrator

Bernard Colebrook, Technical Assistance Provider, Miami Center

Vannessa Louchart, Technical Assistance Provider, Miami Center (Spanish Speaker)

Mark Mills, Technical Assistance Provider, Homestead & Carrie P Meek Center

Bernard Broussard, Technical Assistance Provider, North Miami Center


PSE is lead by a volunteer board of community leaders


Robert Rogers, Chairman

Ellen Kempler, President

Nadine Olmann, Secretary

Christopher Correa, Treasurer

Kathleen Close, Director

Alexander Soto, Director

Christopher Payne, Director