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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Jason Richardson

Jason is the Fair Lending Specialist for the NAACP and in this capacity he works with local and state leadership to support their advocacy in the areas of foreclosure, lending, public policy, and economic research. He also is the primary researcher for the Opportunity and Diversity Report Cards, provides economic analysis for the Washington Bureau of the NAACP, analyzes trends in minority labor issues, and meets with our banking partners to discuss their efforts to extend credit in minority communities.

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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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Bethlehem "Betty" Aynalem

Bethlehem “Betty” Aynalem is currently serving as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Director of Economic Programs & the Coordinator of the NAACP Financial Freedom Center.

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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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