Jean Hamerman comes to CCLR with over 20 years of experience in working to advance economic and environmental justice. She started her career in commercial lending and later worked with ACCION New York to grow their micro lending program. She continued to advocate for small businesses as Deputy Commissioner for Business Assistance at NYC Department of Small Business Services. Later, she joined Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence and helped design and launch their Make Mine a Million Dollar Business initiative to promote women’s entrepreneurship. A life-long advocate for the environment, Jean developed an expertise in energy-efficiency in the built environment and consulted on residential retrofit and eco-efficiency measures through her company, NeighborGreen. She recently completed the Sustainability Analytics Certificate at Columbia University. She has been active in Sustainable Westchester and the Hastings on Hudson Conservation Commission and serves on the boards of WeFutureCycle and GreenHomeNYC.