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 Bowie is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the NAACP. As Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ms. Bowie's responsibilities include working in the areas of economic equality and education by cultivating strategic partnerships to provide valuable resources to communities suffering from the current mortgage crisis and providing research insights to help the unemployed.

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Charles R. Lowery, Jr.

Charles R. Lowery, Jr. is the Director of Fair Lending and Inclusion for the NAACP. As Director of Fair Lending and Inclusion, Mr. Lowery's responsibilities include working on consumer financial services issues such as predatory lending and asset building; monitoring the activities of financial institutions which have signed on the NAACP Responsible Mortgage Lending Principles; and working with NAACP units on consumer finance advocacy campaigns.

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Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson is the Fair Lending Specialist for the NAACP. In this position, Mr. Richardson works exclusively with local units with specialized support in the area of foreclosure, lending, research, and public policy. He also implements outreach and monitors developments in academic literature and public policy with implications on the fair and equitable distribution of credit.

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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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Nicole E. Kenney

Nicole E. Kenney is the Communications Associate for the NAACP Economic Department. Ms. Kenney manages the Department's communications including publications, communications operations and online presence to advance the Department’s advocacy strategies at the national, regional and local levels.  

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Sabrina T. Terry

Sabrina Terry is the Economic Program Specialist 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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Heather Qader

Heather is the Executive Assistant to the Senior Director of Economic Programs & Coordinator of the NAACP Financial Freedom Center. She is from Alexandria, Virginia and has a Bachelor's degree in International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Economic Field Fellows

Devoure Jackson

Devoure Jackson is by way of Howard University from Houston, TX.  He is the first of his siblings to earn a degree. Earning a dual degree in Economics & Political Science. Devoure has an interest in banking & finance and how the allocation of resources are distributed.

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Deborah Stewart Anderson

Deborah Stewart Anderson is the Economic Education Field Fellow-Region 3.  In this role, Deborah assists with the implementation of educational campaigns and strategies on economic issues and implementing training curricula for adults and youth in the priority areas of the NAACP Economic Department.

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