Meet The Team
Jesse Van Tol
Jesse Van Tol is NCRC’s President and Chief Executive Office. He has been with NCRC since 2006 and has held a variety of leadership positions, most recently as President and Chief Executive Office, as well as senior positions in the organizing and membership, communications, policy and research teams. His work championing fair and responsible banking has resulted in nearly $192.2 billion in new investments in low- and moderate-income communities through Community Benefits Agreements with 12 banking institutions. He is a popular speaker and lecturer, and has appeared on NPR, in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many other outlets.
Jesse serves on the board of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, and the executive committee of Americans for Financial Reform. He was a Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action, an international human rights group, and a communications institute Fellow with Opportunity Agenda. He also sits on a variety of advisory boards, including the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Affordable Housing Advisory Councils. He is a member of the consumer advisory councils of Bank of America, Fifth Third, Huntington National Bank, IBERIABANK, JP Morgan Chase, KeyBank, Quicken Loans and Santander.
Jesse received his bachelor’s degree in History and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is part of the current NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence cohort at Harvard’s Kennedy school.
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.
Andrew Nachison joined NCRC in 2017. He’s a media, tech, arts, civic and social venture founder, funder, advisor, executive and creative catalyst. He’s also a writer, journalist and futurist. After a decade of work as a journalist and pioneer in online news, he co-founded iFOCOS, the Institute for the Connected Society, and We Media, an innovation agency, to help people create, share and understand networked knowledge and culture. Earlier in his career he led research, executive education and futures programs for the American Press Institute; and reported and edited for The Associated Press, New York Times, Audubon and other magazines. His work, events and ideas have been covered by The New York Times, BBC, CNN, Fortune, PBS Newshour, PBS Mediashift, Publisher’s Weekly, Mediabistro, the Pew Internet & American Life Project and others. He has been a board member of the World Editor’s Forum and advised a variety of publishing, social and civic media and technology startups and the International Women’s Media Foundation. He’s also a photographer, musician, artist, husband and dad, has published two short fiction stories, written many others and swears there’s more to come. He studied philosophy at Dartmouth College. He shares links and other things at nach.com and is on Instagram @anachison.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad joined NCRC in January 2019 as the Chief of Race, Wealth and Community. Currently, he serves as Chief of Membership, Policy and Equity.
During his tenure as Chief of Race, Wealth and Community he oversaw Fair Housing, Fair Lending, the Women’s Business Center of DC, the National Training Academy, the Housing Counseling Network and started the Racial Economic Equity Department. As Chief of Membership, Policy and Equity, Dedrick oversees, Membership, Organizing, Research, Policy and CRA.
Dedrick comes from Prosperity Now where he was Senior Fellow and Founder of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative. Before Prosperity Now, Dedrick worked for the NAACP, where he was the Senior Director of the Economic Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center. Dedrick has also worked for Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and the Institute for Policy Studies.
Dedrick serves as chair of the Board for Beyond Savvy, an organization focused on financial empowerment for the justice impacted. He also sits on a variety of advisory boards, including Advancing Black Strategies Initiative, National League of Cities Racial Wealth Divide Initiative, Financial Health Network’s PULSE, Landis and Better Markets.
Edward J. Gorman, III
Ed Gorman is the Chief Community Development Officer of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Executive Director of NCRC Development Corp. (NCRC’S development arm) and Managing Director of the NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, LLC. Ed joined the staff of NCRC in March 2010 in the role of Chief Membership & Workforce Officer, having previously served for 11 years on the NCRC Board of Directors. In his staff role, Ed oversees NCRC’s Community Development Financial Institution (the NCRC Community Development Fund, Inc.), the workforce development program, the Affordable Homeownership Coalition (www.ncrc.org/ahc) and NCRC’s GROWTH (Generating Real Opportunities for Work Through Housing) Initiative.
His experience includes:
- Acquiring and rehabbing, or building new, 650+ homes in 15 cities for LMI families and/or in LMI census tracts.
- Developing 40 workforce training programs/centers throughout U.S. as CEO of American Community Partnerships (1995-2010). including, among others, in: Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami-Dade, Camden, Dayton, Atlanta, Oakland (CA), Long Beach (CA), San Diego, Memphis, Chicago, Washington, DC and Jacksonville.
- Co-founding and leading the Carpenters Health and Safety Fund of North America, a labor-management trust fund dedicated to improving health, safety and environmental deficits and benefitting workers and signatory contractors. The Fund, among others, trained over 50,000 workers during Ed’s tenure.
- Counsel for 10 years to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in Washington, DC.
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 program manager of Economic Initiatives within the UnidosUS’ Policy and Advocacy Department. Sabrina implemented UnidosUS nationwide pilots that integrate technology and financial products into direct services targeting low-income Latinos and immigrants. She also advocated for a more inclusive financial system for Latinos, including research and data analysis on the intersections of immigration policies, financial services and wealth.
Sabrina also served as the manager of Community and Economic Development for the NAACP National Economic Department. She provided technical assistance to NAACP state and local branches to engage in economic justice policy campaigns and programs. Sabrina has also worked as an Urban Planner at the United Organization for Puerto Ricans (UPROSE) in Brooklyn, New York, where she managed area-wide studies assessing transportation and economic development opportunities.
Sabrina has experience working at the intersections of policy and practice at the national, state and local level, covering issues ranging from economic inequality, financial capability and community development. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University and master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt University.
Marisa Calderon is an experienced executive who is regularly recognized, awarded and cited nationwide for her expertise in the housing and financial services industries. She has over two decades of experience dedicated to the issues of economic mobility and bridging America’s racial wealth gap.
Marisa Calderon is the executive director at NCRC Community Development Fund (NCRC CDF), a nonprofit, U.S. Treasury-certified community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides loan capital to expand access to affordable homeownership and which helps Black-, Brown- and woman-owned businesses thrive. Under her leadership in her first 18 months, at NCRC CDF, they deployed over $17 million in capital to historically underserved Black, Latino, immigrant, and women entrepreneurs through their small business and investment programs earning them a place on Fast Company’s list of 2022 Most Innovative Companies in the World. She is also chief of community finance & mobility at the NCRC CDF’s parent company, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), where her work focuses on advancing economic mobility for communities impacted by systemic inequality and disinvestment.
Marisa is ranked on the Swanepoel Power 200 as one of the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate industry, and was twice named a HousingWire Woman of Influence in 2018 and 2021 for her work in increasing real estate and mortgage professionals’ understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic home-buying market. In 2021 she was named one of Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching in Leadership and was featured in Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power and was recognized on Women We Admire’s list of Top 50 Women Leaders in Finance of 2022. Frequently sought out as an expert on affordable housing, lending and immigration, Marisa has been interviewed by numerous publications and media outlets including NPR’s Marketplace and does regular public speaking at industry and general market events including Mortgage Banker’s Association, FDIC, Consumer Federation of America, National Fair Housing Alliance, and many others.
Prior to joining NCRC, Marisa served as executive director of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the largest minority and real estate trade association in the country. During her decade at the helm of NAHREP, she authored the annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report and played an instrumental role as executive producer of L’ATTITUDE, an annual broadcast and in-person event attended by thousands that engages entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional athletes, politicians, and other industry influencers.
In addition to this work, Marisa is also a board member of the non-partisan political action committee, Latinas Lead California, and a Senior Advisor to America’s Homeowner Alliance; she previously served on boards for the Hispanic Wealth Project, Banc of California, and the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Council.
Marisa lives in San Diego with her husband and two children.
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 (RP), an advocacy and community development non-profit organization in Durham, North Carolina. While at Reinvestment Partners, he authored numerous publications on consumer finance, payments and mortgage lending. As the lead for RP’s WiseWage project, he facilitated a socially-responsible LLC that migrated over one thousand workers to FDIC-insured bank accounts. He served on the Board of Directors of the US Faster Payments Council and as a consumer representative to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee.
He has master’s degrees in Journalism from the University of Missouri (1997), City and Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill (2003) and Finance from Indiana University (2016).
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.
Alisha Felder joined NCRC in May 2022. She leads the day-to-day operations for the HR and Administrative Services department. She brings over fifteen years of experience in the areas of human resources, finance, operations and administration in both the nonprofit and private sectors. She has worked in a senior management capacity with The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, The National Association of State Workforce Agencies, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and Reiter and Hill, PLLC. In her recent previous role as an Operations Director, Alisha established and led the company’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion task force which identified internal inequities. Alisha enjoys participating in professional development activities and trainings. As a local and nationally recognized HR leader, Alisha has worked with business leaders and executive teams in transforming culture, improving HR strategy and implementing workplace programs and DEI trainings. Alisha is passionate about sustaining an equitable and inclusive work environment. As a native Washingtonian, she enjoys volunteering in her community and organizing philanthropic endeavors.
Alyssa Wiltse is the Senior Marketing Manager for NCRC. She was previously NCRC’s Senior Media Manager. While she has always been passionate about social justice issues, Alyssa previously focused this passion on the international environmental sector, working for seven years as a journalist covering the global freshwater and sanitation crisis and more recently working as a media relations and publications officer for an international rainforest and species conservation organization. She also has a B.A. and M.A. in environmental policy from West Virginia University and George Washington University, respectively. However, current domestic challenges encouraged Alyssa to expand beyond this experience to focus more closely on what matters to her most here at home, eliminating all barriers to an equitable society. When not working towards a more fair, just and healthy world, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family, reading mystery novels and gallivanting in the great outdoors.