The LPFA is staffed by a group of ten diverse professionals that bring expertise in public finance, economic development, program development and education financing. Please click on the links below to help you reach the right person to assist you.
AVP of Student Loans
As Assistant Vice President of Student Loans, Joni’s role is to administer the marketing of the LPFA’s student loan programs to Louisiana colleges and universities, high schools, lenders as well as education related organizations statewide. As Assistant Vice President, Joni assists with the overall development and implementation of statewide marketing strategies and campaigns which promote financial aid access and availability of programs to our students and parents. Joni assists with the overall management of marketing for the LPFA’s student loan programs. Joni has been with the LPFA since March of 1988.
Stacye joined the LPFA in May of 1998 as an executive assistant to the President and CEO and Vice Presidents. Stacye assists the executive staff with the implementation of policies and procedures necessary to achieve the goals and objectives of the LPFA. She coordinates all matters related to the LPFA Board of Trustees, including the preparation of the agenda for our monthly Board of Trustees meetings. Stacye also works with clients and outside professionals during the bond issuance process and performs bond financing related duties and numerous office administrative duties.
Webmaster and IT Manager
As the Webmaster and IT Manager, Emily Spears manages LPFA information technology systems, web development and technical support. Spears also develops print, social media and marketing content for the LPFA and Lela.
Spears graduated from Louisiana State University and served on the Board of Directors for Forum 35.
Marketing and Program Development
Ann’s role is to market the LPFA’s programs and services.
As Compliance Analyst for Student Loan programs, Kentra’s primary duties includes generating the necessary reports as well as providing information and documents to third parties, which include but are not limited to auditors, servicers, trustees, guarantors, underwriters, bond reporting and insurance entities for the LPFA student loan division programs. She also facilitates the preparation of trustee orders and billing for the programs.
Kentra joined the LPFA team in January of 2010.
Geralyn joined the LPFA in March of 2000. As an Administrative Assistant, Geralyn performs and is responsible for preparing correspondence, graphics, spreadsheets, and other documents, filing both onsite and in the offsite storage systems, and performing other general administrative duties as requested by other LPFA staff members.
Rachel serves as the LPFA’s receptionist and is responsible for answering and forwarding all telephone calls for the LPFA. Rachel also facilitates the faxing and distribution process for the office, greets and assists visitors, generates correspondence, spreadsheets, and reports, and assists as needed with various projects.