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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Meet Our WIFIA Team

The WIFIA Team is here to help prospective borrowers and borrowers through all stages of the loan process – from submitting a Letter of Interest to post-loan close activities. To contact a WIFIA team member, email

WIFIA Director

Jorianne Jernberg

Jorianne Jernberg

As the director of the WIFIA program, Jorianne Jernberg manages the implementation of EPA's new federal lending program and oversees the origination, underwriting, negotiation, and monitoring of water and wastewater infrastructure projects nationally. Prior to joining EPA in 2016, Ms. Jernberg served as the head of risk management and financial operations at the Department of Transportation's TIFIA program, leading a team conducting various financial, programmatic, and credit functions.

Program Management

Mia Billetdeaux, Karen Fligger, Arielle Gerstein, Jag Khuman

Mia BilletdeauxKaren FliggerArielle GersteinJag Khuman


Mary Fasano, Jim Gebhardt, Brian Jefferis, Marnin Lebovits, Kevin McDonald, Alex Mourant, Amit Srivastava

Mary FasanoJim GebhardtBrian JefferisMarnin LebovitsKevin McDonaldAlex MourantAmit Srivastava

Risk Management

Matthew Hobby, Lan-Anh Phan, Don Reid

Matthew HobbyLan-Anh PhanDon Reid


Danusha Chandy, Kavita Mak, Dan-Tam Nguyen, Alaina McCurdy

Danusha ChandyKavita MakDan-Tam NguyenAlaina McCurdy


Jordan Dorfman, George Kohutiak, Hana Kong, Nathan Kron, Cortney Mukushi (not pictured), Chris Yarnell

Jordan DorfmanGeorge KohutiakHana KongNathan KronChris Yarnell

Portfolio Management

Alejandro Escobar

Alejandro Escobar