Joanne Gilbertson is the Senior Program Manager for Financial Services. Joanne began working at LSS in January of 2008, providing Foreclosure Prevention counseling to thousands of clients during the foreclosure crisis.
Program Director, Debt Management Plan Operations | Duluth, MN
Elaina is the Program Director of Debt Management Operations and Support, and is the main blogger on LSS’s personal finance blog, Sense and Centsibility. She is passionate about everyone thriving in their lives and not just surviving.
Economic Empowerment & Employment Services Director | Eastside Financial Center, St. Paul, MN
Eva Song Margolis serves as the Economic Empowerment & Employment Services Director. She is responsible for the management, strategic planning and visioning of its Employment and Trainings services and the Eastside Financial Center in Saint Paul, a multi-partnership center providing asset-building services with the goal of equitable community wealth building.
Program Director, Financial Counseling | Brainerd, MN
Becky Pakarinen is the Program Director of Counseling, providing leadership and guidance to both the supervisory and counseling teams. When people first come to see us about their financial situation, they are sometimes unsure of what to expect.
Jenna Perez is a Credit Counselor Supervisor who oversees the counselors in our Twin Cities offices. She loves seeing her clients find financial freedom — whether it is overcoming credit card debt, managing their student loans, or saving their homes from foreclosure.
Program Manager, Financial Well-being | Minneapolis, MN
As the Financial Well-being Program Manager, I am passionate about working to close the financial inclusion gap for everyone in America, by providing effective outreach and quality programs dedicated to promoting an individuals’ personal, educational and social growth when it comes to their financial capability and well-being.
Senior Program & Communications Manager | Eastside Financial Center, St. Paul, MN
Viva joined LSS in 2012 and is now the Senior Program & Communications Manager at our Eastside Financial Center office in Saint Paul. He brings more than twenty years of experience that spans the nonprofit, philanthropic, communications, journalism and international education sectors.