Meet the Faculty of NTA
John Taylor - President & Chief Executive Officer
John Taylor is President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Raised in the housing projects of Boston and trained as an attorney, he has dedicated his life to economic justice. With over 25 years in the field, he has been the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Award, two United States Congressional Citation Awards, the State of Massachusetts Award for Excellence in Community Economic Development, and a Presidential Appointment to the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.
Mr. Taylor recently was appointed to the board of directors of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the Leadership Conference for Civil Rights. He has also served on several other national boards, including the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank Board, The Fannie Mae Housing Impact Division, The Freddie Mac Housing Advisory Board, and many others.
He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CBS, Fox news, CNN, CSPAN, in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune,and hundreds of other print, television and radio media. Finally, Mr.Taylor has testified before numerous congressional committees, both in the US Senate and the House of Representatives.
Kristina Musante - Training Director
Kristina is the Director of the National Training Academy for NCRC. Born and raised in Central Florida, she has spent the last twenty years fighting for the human rights and civil rights of low-income individuals, foster children, prisoners, and the wrongfully convicted. Utilizing proven data-driven approaches, Kristina was instrumental in reforming Florida's broken foster care system and Wyoming's public health insurance programs. She was recognized by the US Department of Health Human Services and the Florida Governor for excellence and innovation in government for these projects. Prior to joining NCRC she worked as a campaign manager for the ACLU, as a funding and fair housing consultant for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, and as a consultant on the United for Care campaign.
Kristina earned a law degree from Florida A&M College of Law where she specialized in taxation and legislation, and earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida.
Nsonye Anarado- Training Program Manager
Nsonye brings over 10 years of experience in meeting & event planning and training coordinating. She previously worked for The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a Training Coordinator for The Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL) which supports NASA's mission by providing professional development training to NASA’s employees. Her professional work experience encompasses a diverse background in event management, budget management, marketing, time line development, logistics management, and training program management enables her to implement an integrated plan to provide training and education to NCRC members and non-member stakeholders for the National Training Academy.