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Invest in Health and Wealth

October 13, 2020, 9:00 am EDT - October 15, 2020, 11:45 am EDT

This three-day virtual event will bring together community leaders, financial institutions, health care leaders, advocacy groups and public officials to discuss ways to invest in health and wealth in underserved communities across North Carolina.

The event is hosted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) along with Reinvestment Partners, Community Link, The Twenty, Stella Adams Consulting and Irvin Henderson Enterprises.

Featured Speakers:

  • William J. (Bill) Bynum, CEO of HOPE
  • Pamela Wideman, Director of the City of Charlotte’s Housing & Neighborhood Services Department
  • Dr. John Lumpkin, President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

Who should attend:

  • Advocacy and organizing groups working on economic justice issues
  • Community leaders and faith-based institutions
  • Affordable housing and housing counseling organizations
  • Fair housing and civil rights organizations
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • Community Development Financial Institutions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Neighborhood stabilization and community revitalization groups
  • Academics and foundations
  • Social service providers and government agencies
  • Local small businesses and business development agencies

Detailed schedule:


8:30 – 9:00: “Coffee at Your Table” Networking

9:00 – 9:35: General Session

Welcome: John Taylor, President & Founder, NCRC

Keynote: Dr. John Lumpkin, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

9:40 – 10:40: What COVID-19 revealed about the social determinants of health in North Carolina


Conditions in our environment where we live, work, learn and play affect a range of health outcomes. How did these same social drivers impact COVID-19 infection rates and health outcomes in North Carolina?

Presenters will discuss the interplay between social drivers and health outcomes, and examine how COVID-19 highlighted the disparities in access to food, housing, income and healthcare.

Presenters will also share policy and program responses that provide for the basic needs and vital healthcare services of individuals. The panel will explore the intersection of social drivers, social inequity, health disparities and hopeful offer solutions.


Vannessa Evans – President, Braggtown Neighborhood Association

Karen Kali – Senior Program Manager, Special Initiatives, NCRC

Peter Skillern – Executive Director, Reinvestment Partners

Zachary Wortman – Chief of Staff, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

10:45 – 11:30: Small Group Discussion


8:30 – 9:00: “Coffee at Your Table” Networking

9:00 – 9:35: General Session

Welcome: Jesse Van Tol, CEO, NCRC

Keynote: William J. (Bill) Bynum, CEO, HOPE

9:40 – 10:40: Preserving Capital in Majority Minority Communities: How CDCs and small businesses can assist in the recovery of underserved neighborhoods


Presenters will share research studies assessing the impact of the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, discuss innovative strategies being implemented by CDCs and other non-profit institutions and hear how financial institutions are utilizing community development lending and investments in order to stimulate economic recovery. This session will equip you with practical tools and information you can use immediately in your community.


Joel Dancy, Mid-Atlantic Region Community & Economic Development Manager, Fifth Third Bank

Irvin Henderson, Irvin Henderson Enterprises

Jason Richardson, Director of Research and Evaluation, NCRC

John Stokes, SVP / Community Development Manager – Metro / Triad Region, Truist

10:45 – 11:30: Small Group Discussion


8:30 – 9:00: “Coffee at Your Table” Networking

9:00 – 9:35: General Session

Welcome: Irvin Henderson, Board Member, NCRC

Keynote: Pamela Wideman, Director of Housing & Neighborhood Services, City of Charlotte

9:40 – 10:40: Housing Stabilization: Tips and Strategies that will help local residents stay in their homes


This session will address ways renters and homeowners can stay in their homes while our society is fighting the health and economic impact of COVID-19. Speakers will also address ways local governments, non-profit organizations and other community stakeholders can assist in stabilizing the housing needs of individuals hit the hardest by this pandemic.


Stella Adams, Stella Adams Consulting

Jim Svara, Member, Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit

Yolanda Taylor, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid North Carolina

10:45 – 11:30: Small Group Discussion

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October 13, 2020, 9:00 am EDT
October 15, 2020, 11:45 am EDT
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