Credit Officer, Community Micro Finance Program
Jean Barrett has over 25+ years in banking with Retail and Commercial experience. Jean is currently the Credit Officer of Alterna Savings Nationally acclaimed Community Micro-Finance Program, where she manages and oversees the portfolios of nine community microloan funds and manages the portfolios of over 250 plus small business borrowers in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa Region on a yearly basis. With a certificate in financial literacy, Jean provides advice to entrepreneurs and community organizations. Jean speaks regularly on business planning, credit building, budgeting and financing options to entrepreneurs to organizations such as ACCES Employment Services, Toronto Business Development Centre, Toronto Library and Youth Employment Services. She also lends her expertise to ACCESS Community Capital Loan Fund and the Ottawa Community Loan Fund Team.
Jean has been a mentor to young entrepreneurs in the local community and was recognized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, for volunteering and supporting Ontario Young Entrepreneurs through the Provincial Summer Company program. Jean is currently a volunteer with RISE Asset Development Investment Committee