Meet The Team
Diane Crockett is the Chief Financial Officer of NCRC. Prior to joining NCRC, Diane served as Chief Financial Officer at The Summit Charitable Foundation where she provided strategic leadership for all financial, grantmaking and administrative operations of the foundation. Summit is a private foundation which focuses on equality for women and girls, a resilient Mesoamerican reef and promoting sustainable cities. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer at Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Her prior experience includes more than 17 years in a variety of roles at The AES Corporation, a global power company, where she ended her career as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to her time at AES, Diane held accounting positions at Claritas, a geodemographic marketing company, and Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company.
Diane currently serves as director on the board of Kakenya’s Dream, a nonprofit organization that invests in girls from rural Kenya through educational, health and leadership initiatives to create agents of change.
Diane is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and received her MBA from the University of New Haven. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. She lives with her husband on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
Catherine “Katy” Crosby is NCRC’s Chief of Community Engagement and Institutional Accountability.
Before joining the NCRC staff in 2023, Katy was Town Manager for the Town of Apex, North Carolina where she led a staff of approximately 600 employees and a budget that exceeded $200 million, and served as the NCRC board chairperson.
Prior to that, she served as the Chief of Staff to Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and the City of Toledo, providing leadership to approximately 2,700 employees and overseeing day to day operations which included administering a budget of more than $800 million.
Katy’s expertise includes enforcing local civil rights ordinances in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodation, and credit; overseeing contract compliance and capacity building programs for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses; and community relations programs that focus on immigrant integration, reducing violence, and improving the relationship between the community and police.
She is a member of the Higher Learning Commission board, one of six institutional accreditors in the United States and The Root Cause Coalition, a national coalition of organizations addressing health inequities through cross-sector partnerships.
Gregory Dyson is Chief Operating Officer of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Gregory is an accomplished senior executive who brings more than 20 years of executive leadership and management responsibility, previously serving as chief operating officer at the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise and senior vice president and chief operating officer of ICMA Retirement Corporation, a Washington, DC-based retirement services provider. He is a fierce advocate for financial wellness, health equity, wealth building and an inclusive community. He has a keen understanding of the intersection of human capital, financial capital and programs to advance the work of nonprofit entities.
He most recently served as chair of the Georgetown Preparatory School board of trustees and is currently a member of the AARP Foundation board of directors, Strathmore Hall Foundation board of directors and Ohio Wesleyan University board of trustees. In 2017, he was awarded the Insignis Medal from Georgetown Preparatory School, the school’s highest honor and in 2015, he received the National Leadership Award from the National Forum of Black Public Administrators.
Gregory is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and received his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Gregory and Avis reside in Olney, MD, and have two adult children, Adam and Alden.
Alan Pyke is the Director of Communications and Managing Editor. Alan has worked in non-profit media and communications since 2010. He wrote about the media’s coverage of the 2008 Wall Street crisis at Media Matters and reported on homelessness, racial justice and policing at ThinkProgress from 2010 through 2019, before leaving journalism to join Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign team in Iowa. His communications consulting clients since then include the American Economic Liberties Project and Social Security Works. Alan’s freelance writing on politics, sports, and movies has appeared in The New Republic, Defector, RogerEbert.com, and elsewhere.
Esthefany Alejandra Pringle is NCRC’s Communications & Marketing Associate. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s in Marketing. During her undergraduate journey, Alejandra offered to be a volunteer as a Digital Marketing Manager for Lindaben foundation, where she learned and was passionate about helping her community. Alejandra helps the foundation to be accessible for every Spanish speaker and to gain a higher audience in their social media accounts, the relationships and experiences at the foundation have encouraged Alejandra to focus more on social justice. When not working or volunteering, Alejandra spends her free time with her family and friends, she also likes traveling and cooking.
Brian Daskalovitz, CPA, MBA, is a distinguished financial professional with a rich background in accounting, finance, risk management, and banking. Over the years, Brian has successfully steered multiple organizations through reengineering and modernization initiatives, driving sustainable growth.
Brian’s most recent role was as Director of Risk Management at DreamSpring CDFI from 2021 to 2023, where he played a pivotal role in spearheading and managing key departments, fortifying fraud prevention protocols, and implementing innovative technologies to streamline lending processes. Prior to this, he served as Interim CFO at the same organization, showcasing his ability to architect sophisticated control structures and manage finances with precision. Brian’s career journey also includes significant achievements as a Fractional CFO at Red Rocks Federal Credit Union and as Chief Finance Officer at NextMark Federal Credit Union, where he achieved remarkable revenue and net income growth. Brian was awarded the CFO of the year in 2017 by Credit Union Times
Brian is a CPA in the state of Maryland. With a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Towson University, Brian’s qualifications are complemented by his active involvement in the community, as evidenced by his volunteer work with the Town of Hamilton’s Planning Commission and his candidacy for Mayor in October 2022. Brian has one daughter and loves coaching her baseball team.