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Posts about what’s going on at NCRC.

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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Kathryn Orr

Director of Entrepreneurship korr@ncrc.org 202.524.4874 Kathryn Orr is NCRC’s Director of Entrepreneurship, coming to the organization as the effects of COVID-19 on the small business community were materializing. She addresses the needs of Washington’s small business owners and equips them with the tools and strategies to strengthen their businesses and continue in the face of …

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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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Emma Stevens

Operations Coordinator estevens@ncrc.org 202.628.8866 Emma Stevens is the Operations Coordinator at NCRC. Her responsibilities include managing inventory and serving as a back-up to other special assistants and departments. She has extensive administrative experience through her prior employment as an office assistant at both the Accessibility Resource Center and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at her university. Emma completed an …

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Brenda Friend

Special Assistant to the Chief of Community Development bfriend@ncrc.org 202-464-2728 Brenda Friend has held the position of Special Assistant to the Chief, Community Development, since June 2018.  Prior to coming to the GROWTH team, she served as the Executive Director for The Greater Cumberland Committee (TGCC) for seven years, in which she demonstrated strong advocacy …

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Nicole Chapins

Nicole Chapins joined NCRC on June 6, 2019, as the controller/office manager to provide financial, as well as administrative oversight to the Capital Markets division.

Peter Osunde

Development Associate posunde@ncrc.org 202-464-2720 Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Peter Osunde is a passionate international citizen specializing in peace, conflict resolution and development. His most recent role was contributing to research efforts in drafting policy papers for women, peace and security at UN Women in New York. He has also spent time in Liberia working for …

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