The Guarantors - Who they are and how to join.
The Model - THE MODEL Guarantor model overview, scalability and risk mitigation.
The Impact - Helping thousands on 4 continents in 15 countries

Board of Directors

A distinguished board of directors with extensive business and public service experience governs MicroCredit Enterprises. One hundred percent (100%) of the board of directors are Guarantors; all board members serve on a pro bono basis. In addition, the loan committee, which determines which MFIs receive MicroCredit Enterprises financing, is 100% comprised of Guarantors.

Karen Keating Ansara

Fund Advisor, the Ansara Family Fund at the Boston Foundation. Alumna of The Philanthropy Workshop West, Wellesley College, The Women’s Theological Center, and Andover Newton Theological School. Co-founder of The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation. Co-founder and Chair of the Steering Committee of New England International Donors. Steering Committee Member of the Opportunity Collaboration. Board member of Partners in Health, Essex County Community Foundation, and Harborlight Community Partners. Ten-year member of Oxfam America’s Leadership Council. Professional experience in fundraising, public affairs and coalition building. Raising five children in Essex, Massachusetts.

John Ayliffe

Chairman and Co-Founder, 1to4 Foundation. Founder & CEO, Swiss Idea Box.  Board Member, For Foundation.  Board Member, Rotary Action Group for MicroCredit. Co-Founder, former Board Member and CEO of Precimed. Lignières, Switzerland.

Dan Brunner

Former CEO, Affordable Health Care Concepts. Former Executive Vice President, First Health. Former General Counsel, Office of Special Health Care Negotiations, Governor's Office, State of California. Former Director, Legislative Office, Western Center on Law & Poverty. Board Member, University of California Davis Health System; Capital Public Radio, Capital Stage. Sacramento, California.

Darlene Daggett

Founder and Executive Director, Ikatu International. Former President, QVC U.S. Commerce. Board memberships include the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Peabody-Essex Museum. Devon, Pennsylvania.

Gary M. Ford

President and Chief Executive Officer, MicroCredit Enterprises. Principal, Groom Law Group. Former ERISA Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Former General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Charter Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Washington, DC.

Dorothy Largay

Founder and CEO, Linked Foundation. Advisor, Pro Mujer International. Former Board Chair, Direct Relief International. Former Executive Director, Santa Clara University’s Executive Development Center. Former Director, Worldwide Leadership Development at Apple, Inc. Carpinteria, California.

Sheila Leatherman

Research Professor, School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians. Senior Fellow, IHI. Research advisor, Microfinance and Health Protection (MAHP). Former senior executive of United Health Group. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Gregory S. Ledford

Managing Director, Carlyle Group. Former Chairman and CEO of The Reilly Corp., Former Director of Capital Leasing, MCI Telecommunications. Adjunct Professor and Vice President of the Foundation Board, University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. Board memberships include Allison Transmission, Veyance Technologies and HD Supply. Washington, DC.

Jonathan C. Lewis

Chair, Board of Directors, MicroCredit Enterprises. Founder/Host, Cafe Impact. Founder/President, Opportunity Collaboration. Co-Founder, Copia Global. General Partner, Dev Equity. Member, Board of Directors, Everyone Counts. Former President, Academy for International Health Studies. Recipient, Social Venture Network Innovation Award. Davis, California.

Eric McCallum

Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Arctic Wire Rope and Supply. Mentor and angel invest in startup companies within Alaska, in clean technology nationally and social enterprise internationally. Anchorage, Alaska.

William G. Way

Former Managing Partner, Accenture (postings in London, Tokyo and United States). Former Chief Operating Officer (pro bono), MicroCredit Enterprises. Bill is active in the community and is a current/recent board member of Phoenix Art Museum (Chairman), Whitman College Board of Trustees (Chair Budget Committee), Marriot School of Business, Akili Dada, School of Life Project, the Asian Arts Council, ASU Gammage Theatre and the Tesseract School (Treasurer). He also serves on the advisory board of two medium sized private equity funds as a board member of Smead Capital, a money manager and mutual fund. Phoenix, Arizona.