Geneva Jones Coffey was raised in Lansing, NC and has a deep love for the area. She was
a student at the old Lansing schoolhouse through the 10th grade when Lansing consolidated with Riverview to become Northwest High School. Coffey received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a M.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a licensed and certified Speech and Language Pathologist through the American Speech and Language Association, and the state of NC Licensure Board for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She taught one year at Lansing Elementary School and worked at the Developmental Evaluation Center, The Infants Program, and Preschool Handicap Programs in the Catawba and Burke county areas. Later in her career, she was employed by Appalachian State University supervising graduate students in their clinical practicums in the University Clinic and at the Foothills Correctional Institution. She retired after 43 years to spend time with her husband, family and grandchildren and now contributes her passion for and knowledge of Ashe County with LPCCA. Coffey is an idea-generator with a vast network of individuals and businesses to turn ideas into reality.