Gregory Dyson

Position: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 202-464-2704

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.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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