Our Team

Jeff Brouillard
Board Chair
Wells Fargo
James “Jay” Dreibelbis
Board Vice Chair
Woodforest National Bank
Steven Lackowski
Solera Auto Finance
John Chamberlain
At Large Member
Ana Rodriguez
Lakeside Bank
Dr. Dianna M. Burns-Banks, MD
South Texas Center for Pediatric Care
Jimmie Keenan, MSN, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Community Leader
WellMed Medical Management, Inc.
Michele D. Hoskins, PhD.
P&M Hoskins Enterprises
Urban Air Franchisee
Ramiro A. Cavazos
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Rhonda McGown
Broadway Bank
Rolando G. Barrera
Vikram S. Bajaj
Healthcare Consultant
William “Bill” Moll
Community Leader
William E. Brown

Janie Barrera
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Laurie Vignaud
President & CEO
Amy H. Hereford
General Counsel & Chief External Affairs Officer
Nelly Rojas-Moreno
Chief Operating & Chief Financial Officer
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Adrian Gonzalez
Chief CDC Officer
Adam Henson
Chief Credit Officer
Michael Coulter
Chief Lending Officer

Veronica Cruz
Director of Closing
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Marchell Camp
Corporate Controller, CPA
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Mindy Jimenez
VP of Advancement
DK Thepuatrakul
VP of Information Technology
Linda Toyota
VP of Community Engagement and Development, Houston
Colleen Campbell
VP Community Engagement & Development
Daniela Paz
VP of Special Programs and Compliance
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Diego Rivas
Director of Loan Servicing & Account Resolution
Jesse Carrasco
Jesse Carrasco
Human Resources Manager
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Martha N. Zurita
Sr. Vice President of Communications & Development

Chris Allen
Sr. VP of 504 Sales Manager, North Texas
Michi Clay
VP of Lending
Jennifer Dale
VP of Loan Administration
Laura Leal Estrada
Market Manager
Dahlia Garcia
VP, Business Development Officer
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Tasha Harvey
Sr. VP of Large Loans
Rachel Rodriguez
Director of 504 SBA Loan Servicing
Sara Saldaña
Sr. VP of Microlending
Bob Schraitle
SVP of SBA 504 Business Development, San Antonio
LaTisha Venters
VP of SBA 504 Business Development, Houston
Marlene Rodriguez
Marlene Rodriguez
Market Director
Daniel Friedman
VP, Business Development Officer
Roscio Rueda
VP, Business Development Officer
Amanda Lee
Amanda Lee
504 Sr. VP Credit Officer
Ray Sillas
Aurelio Sillas
VP of SBA 504 Business Development, West Texas

Bridgett Ross
VP of Business Support
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Margaret Wilson-Anaglia
Director of LiftFund Women’s Business Center, San Antonio
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Sandra Gonzalez
Program Manager
Maria Hall
Director of LiftFund Women’s Business Center, Dallas / Ft. Worth

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


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.

Want to be a Lifter?

We just might have a role for you!

Together, we can create an environment where everyone has an opportunity to prosper.

LiftFund is a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a coveted Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator that provides opportunity and lifts entrepreneurs to economic prosperity. Our team of dedicated (passionate) Lifters work across our 15-state footprint to provide affordable and responsible credit, create and sustain jobs, and stabilize communities.

Need Support?

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

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.