Economic Programs Staff

Dedrick Asante - Muhammad

Dedrick Muhammad is the Senior Director of Economic Programs for the NAACP and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center.  As Senior Director, Mr. Muhammad's responsibilities include the totality of work coming from the NAACP Economic Department,  overseeing the Financial Freedom Center as well as leading the NAACP Economic Department in meeting the great economic challenges faced by the nation.

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Lillian D. Singh

Lillian Singh is the Director of Economic Strategic Partnerships for the NAACP National Economic Department. She manages strategic alliances, resource development activities; and renders operational leadership support with regard to departmental operations and major functions including: 1) managing partnerships with consultants and other community partners that interfaced with the Financial Freedom Center; 2) providing oversight for the Economic Education and Community Economic Development program divisions; 3) leading internal reporting and program evaluation efforts;  and, 4) spear-heading fundraising/resource development activities.

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Charles R. Lowery, Jr.

Charles R. Lowery, Jr. is the Director of Fair Lending and Inclusion at the NAACP where he oversees compliance with the NAACP’s Responsible Mortgage Lending Principles and coordinates the role of the NAACP regarding national issues in the mortgage lending and consumer financial services arenas.

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Dawn Chase

Dawn Chase is the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at the NAACP. As the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, Ms. Chase's responsibilities include cultivating partnerships and programs that create opportunity for enhancing the economic stability of people of color. She is also responsible for managing over fifty corporate partnerships that support our corporate fairness and diversity initiative.

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Sabrina T. Terry

Sabrina Terry is the Manager of Community Economic Development for the NAACP National Economic Department. Ms. Terry provides research and project management support to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, including developing activities, tools and programs to promote the department's economic advocacy agenda; strengthening and developing a racial economic inequality narrative that is used throughout the department's work; and managing the department's data collection procedures.

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Bethlehem "Betty" Aynalem

Bethlehem “Betty” Aynalem is the Economic Program Specialist for the NAACP National Economic Department. Ms. Aynalem works to increase the economic capacity of NAACP units through the creation and further development of economic education curriculum through conducting research and analysis on economic issues (e.g. systemic racial economic disparities, foreclosure, credit, studentoans etc.). Ms. Aynalem is reponsible for writing and editing projects for the purposes of opinion-editorials, blogs, social media posts and most importantly the quarterly Economic Department publication known as The Angle to which she serves as editor.

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