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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 to […]

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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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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 bachelor’s degree

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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

Communications Manager, CDFI apalmer@ncrc.org 202-464-2703 Amanda Palmer serves as the Communications Manager, CDFI. 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 nonprofit and healthcare. She received her bachelor’s degree

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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 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 development intern at NCRC. She

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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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Peter Osunde

Development Specialist 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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Jad Edlebi

GIS Data Engineer, Research jedlebi@ncrc.org 202-393-8305 (Photo) Jad serves as GIS Data Engineer in NCRC’s Research team. He is originally from New York City. Prior to joining NCRC, he worked as a Mapping Technician to Cruise Automation in San Francisco, digitizing interactive environments for autonomous vehicles. He has also held various GIS-focused internships within New

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Monica Grover

Director of the Executive Office mgrover@ncrc.org    202-464-2711 Monica Grover is the Director of the Executive Office at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Her primary responsibilities include improving organizational functions and supporting the President and CEO. Before assuming her current role, Monica served as NCRC’s Project Manager for Membership, Policy, and Equity (MPE). In

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Sabrina Terry

Chief, Programs and Strategic Development sterry@ncrc.org 202-464-2717 Sabrina Terry is NCRC’s Chief of Programs and Strategic Development. She will be leading strategy and resource development for special initiatives, supporting the executive team form and manage industry councils and will take over leading the Race, Wealth and Community team. Prior to NCRC, Sabrina was the senior

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