Janie Ginocchio is the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP), a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution loan fund. She is responsible for advocating for public policies in Arkansas, Mississippi, and at the federal level that create economic opportunity in underserved communities and empower individuals to save, reduce debt, and increase their net worth. She also leads research and publication initiatives around these issues. Prior to joining SBCP, she championed systems and policy change for vulnerable populations during her tenure as Lead Policy and Program Analyst for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) and as the Coordinator for the Arkansas Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience Workgroup. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock.