Our Team

Jimmie Keenan, MSN, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Board Chair,
Community Leader,
WellMed Medical Management, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

Wayne Alexander
Vice Chair
Community Leader

San Antonio, Texas

Jim Adams
Secretary

San Antonio, Texas

Jeff Brouillard
Treasurer
Wells Fargo

San Antonio, Texas

Dr.Dianna M. Burns-Banks, MD
South Texas Center for Pediatric Care

San Antonio, Texas

Morris Camp
JPMorgan Chase

San Antonio, Texas

John Chamberlain
Capital One

New Orleans, LA

James “Jay” Dreibelbis
Woodforest National Bank

The Woodlands, Texas

Melinda Guerra‐Reeves
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston, Texas

George Hernandez Jr.
University Health Systems

San Antonio, Texas

Michele D. Hoskins, PhD.
P&M Hoskins Enterprises, Urban Air Franchisee

San Antonio, Texas

Steven Lackowski
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dallas, Texas

William “Bill” Moll
Community Leader

San Antonio, Texas

Rey Ocañas
BBVA Compass

Houston, Texas

Ana Rodriguez
Lakeside Bank

Dallas, Texas

Richard (Dick) T. Schlosberg III
Community Leader

San Antonio, Texas

Dr. G.P. Singh
Community Leader

San Antonio, Texas

Kathryn Snapka
The Snapka Law Firm

Corpus Christi, Texas

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Janie Barrera
President & CEO
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Thomas Clausen
CPA Sr EVP Treasury
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Adrian Gonzalez
Sr. EVP SBA Lending Group
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Celina Peña
Chief Growth Officer
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Ronita Pinckney
Chief People Officer
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Nelly Rojas-Moreno
Chief Financial and Credit Officer
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Richard Ruebe
Chief Operating Officer

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Veronica Cruz
Director of Closing
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Marchell Gebhardt
CPA Controller
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Adam Henson
VP of Underwriting
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Janie Hernandez
VP of Human Resources
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Mindy Jimenez
VP of Advancement
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Daniela Paz
Director of Compliance
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Diego Rivas
Director of Loan Servicing & Account Resolution
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DK Thepuatrakul
VP of Information Technology
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Linda Toyota
VP of Community Engagement and Development, Houston
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Dan Yoxall
Vice President of Community Engagement and Development
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Martha Zurita
VP of Strategic Communications

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Chris Allen
VP of SBA 504 Business Development, North Texas
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Michael Coulter
EVP SBA Lending Group
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Michi Clay
VP Gulf Coast & East Texas
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Jennifer Dale
VP of Loan Administration
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Isaac Elizondo
VP Central & North Texas
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Laura Leal Estrada
Market Manager, Corpus Christi
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Dahlia Garcia
VP SBA Lending Group
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Corey Gaskill
VP of SBA 504 Business Development, Austin
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Adrian Gonzalez
Sr. EVP SBA Lending Group
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Lupe Mares
VP South Texas & West Region
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Rachel Rodriguez
Director of 504 SBA Loan Servicing
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Sara Saldaña
Executive Vice President of Lending
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Bob Schraitle
Sr. VP of SBA 504 Business Development, San Antonio
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LaTisha Venters
VP of SBA 504 Business Development, Houston
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Jarrett Woods
Regional VP Delta Region

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Margaret Wilson-Anaglia
Director of LiftFund Women’s Business Center, San Antonio
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Director of LiftFund Women’s Business Center, Dallas/Fort Worth
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Bridgett Ross
VP of Business Support
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Ryan Salts
Director of Launch SA

Internships
Interns are vital to our work! Join us in building a stronger small business community today through our internship programs.

LiftFund is an award-winning, nonprofit lender that provides small business loans and services to entrepreneurs in 14 states in the U.S. As an alternative lender, LiftFund is committed to assisting startup and established businesses unable to secure business loans from traditional banks.

Established in 1994, LiftFund has built its reputation and processes through talented staff, and has developed a national profile as a leader and innovator in the microlending industry.
Interns and volunteers play a critical role in that success and we welcome dedicated, spirited and bright individuals who are eager to learn about the microlending field, support community and economic development, and take pride in strengthening small businesses. Apply to be an intern today!

LiftFund Small Business Internship Program:

  • Application Process: Submit internship application form along with resume (include three references).
  • Length: 12 weeks or 3 months minimum, but may vary according to the market’s needs
  • Work Hours: 25 hours minimum a week (coordinated with staff)
  • Education: Varies. Must be a college undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent graduate.
  • Internships are unpaid with occasional opportunity for stipends.

Benefits of Our Business Internship Program:

  • Learn skills in community and economic development.
  • Understand alternative financing and the microlending field
  • Understand small business issues
  • Gain hands-on experience in marketing, sales, lending and business support.
  • Customized training in microfinance, field experience, and time spent with expert microlending staff.  This page provides a listing of all internship and volunteer descriptions. Fill out our Internship Application today and submit to intern@liftfund.com.
Careers
Join our team!

Working at LiftFund is more than just a job. It’s a mission.

We are diverse, dedicated, energetic and committed to helping those who strive to support themselves and their families through small business.

Since 1994, we have been committed to helping entrepreneurs gain access to credit and business support services when they cannot obtain them from traditional banking sources.

Whether you join our team at corporate headquarters or in one of our many field offices, we offer a welcoming and mission-driven work environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

At LiftFund, we make a positive difference in the life of the customers we serve with capital and resources.

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you’d like to learn more, contact our Human Resources Department at careers@liftfund.com or call 210-226-3664.

LiftFund is a nonprofit microlender and small business lender based in San Antonio, serving the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. 

LiftFund is an Equal Credit Opportunity Lender and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LiftFund Values
"Each of our values are interconnected and create an organization that enables our team to do their best and deliver the very best to our customers and one another." - Janie Barrera President & CEO of LiftFund

LIFTFUND VALUES

Dedicated to our Customers

  • We listen to our internal and external customers’ needs and provide excellent customer service.
  • Our products and services reflect our commitment to serve entrepreneurs and the small business community.
  •  We approach interactions with care and enthusiasm.
  • We are professional representatives for LiftFund in all we do.
  • We educate and empower our customers.

Lead with Integrity

  • We are transparent, ethical, and compassionate toward our internal and external customers.
  • We work collaboratively to ensure LiftFund represents the highest ethical standards.
  • We follow the highest standards and communicate effectively in all our endeavors.
  • We provide knowledgeable solutions and are accountable to results.

Strive to be Better

  • We foster an environment that supports personal and professional growth for our clients and our fellow employees.
  • We listen, learn, and continue to grow ourselves and LiftFund.
  • We are motivated to excel and to exceed expectations.
  • We creatively design our products and services to bring to our customers and employees the best.

Need Support?

Our team is here to help you take the next step.

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Janie Barrera
President & CEO

Ms. Barrera is a change-agent in the field of microfinance. She has worked hard to level the financial playing field for entrepreneurs who historically have faced considerable obstacles when seeking the financing they need to start and grow their businesses. A firm believer that entrepreneurship is a viable tool to break the cycle of poverty, Ms. Barrera has dedicated her career to helping and empowering individuals to build assets, create wealth, and leave a legacy for future generations.