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Posts about what’s going on at NCRC.

Sade McKoy

Communication Specialist, Women’s Business Center 202.393.8307 smckoy@dcwbc.org  Sade McKoy joined NCRC in October 2019.  She has had an extensive career in Marketing and Communications. Sade has six years of experience helping entrepreneurs, brands and businesses create social media strategies. She’s worked with several noteworthy creative agencies and publications. Some of her expertise includes managing marketing campaigns …

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Marisa Calderon

Executive Director of Community Development Fund 202.464.2707 mcalderon@ncrc.org  Marisa Calderon is the executive director of NCRC Community Development Fund and a housing and financial services industry veteran. Calderon has been ranked on the Swanepoel Power 200 as one of the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate industry and named one of HousingWire’s 2018 …

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Heidi Sheppard

Project Director, DC Women’s Business Center hsheppard@dcwbc.org    202.524.4874 Heidi Sheppard has extensive experience working to support economic development efforts ranging from entrepreneurial assistance to manufacturing communities to technology transfer.  She served on the Partnership Team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) developing strategic partnerships with other federal agencies …

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Tom Feltner

Director of Policy 202.524.4889 tfeltner@ncrc.org Tom Feltner joined NCRC as Director of Policy in September 2020 with nearly twenty years of policy development, research and communications experience at economic justice organizations. Before joining NCRC, Tom was executive vice president at the Center for Responsible Lending, where he led the organization’s applied research program, including original …

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Phil York

Development Manager pyork@ncrc.org 202.383.7716 Phil York is NCRC’s Development Manager. Phil graduated cum laude from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a Business Leadership Certificate where he earned distinctions as a member of three national honor societies – history, political science and leadership. After Marietta, he pursued …

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Magdalena Mysliwiec

Membership Engagement Specialist mmysliwiec@ncrc.org 202.464.2712 Magdalena Mysliwiec is NCRC’s Membership Engagement Specialist, joining in 2020. Magdalena will grow NCRC’s membership program and support its members in expanding ways to meet member goals in the context of NCRC’s mission to create opportunities for people to build wealth. Magdalena has her Master of City and Regional Planning …

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Brad Blower

General Counsel bblower@ncrc.org 202.383.7706 Brad Blower joined NCRC as its General Counsel in June 2020. Over the course of his career, he has worked as an advocate on civil rights and consumer protection issues with the federal government and in the nonprofit and private sectors. Prior to NCRC, Brad was the Vice President for Consumer …

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Maria Georgieva

Digital Manager/CRM Lead mgeorgieva@ncrc.org 202.464.2713 Maria Georgieva is the Digital Manager and CRM Lead at NCRC, responsible for the overall online systems and constituent relationship management system. Prior to NCRC, Maria worked as a Business Systems Analyst and frontend web developer implementing Record Management Systems with local and state governments. She received her B.A. in …

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Adam Rust

Senior Policy Advisor arust@ncrc.org 202.464.2714 Adam Rust is a Senior Policy Advisor at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, where he pursues the organization’s policy agenda for digital banking and consumer lending, as well as in its primary mission to defend the Community Reinvestment Act. From 2005 to 2020, he was Director of Research at Reinvestment Partners, …

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Zo Amani

CRA Coordinator zamani@ncrc.org 202.464.2726 Zo Amani is the CRA Coordinator at NCRC. Prior to joining NCRC, Zo worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he supported the Board’s HR analytics and workforce planning functions. Additionally, he provided policy support for the Board’s Community Reinvestment Act modernization efforts and volunteered with …

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Amanda Palmer

Special Assistant & Project Coordinator 202.464.2703 apalmer@ncrc.org Amanda Palmer serves as Special Assistant & Project Coordinator to the President and Founder of NCRC. Prior to joining NCRC, Amanda worked at Credible Behavioral Health, Inc. as the Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President. She has over 15 years’ experience working in various industries, including non-profit and …

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Sara Oros

Program Coordinator, Fair Housing/Fair Lending soros@ncrc.org 202-393-8308 Sara Oros is the Fair Housing/Fair Lending Program Coordinator for Race, Wealth and Community at NCRC. Sara attended Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science and a focus in business administration. Prior to this role, she was a communications and …

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Marice Fernando

Membership Engagement Manager mfernando@ncrc.org 202.464.2724 Marice joined NCRC in 2019 as the organization’s Membership Engagement Manager. She works to engage and grow NCRC’s membership by working across the organization to increase goal alignment, communications and training opportunities and overall support to members to facilitate their work in opening doors to economic opportunity for their communities. Prior …

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