Areas of Expertise
- Economic Security for Seniors
- Home Equity and Reverse Mortgages
Ramsey Alwin creates and implements NCOA’s strategic vision for comprehensive, person-centered economic assistance for vulnerable older adults.
As Vice President of Economic Security, Alwin directs NCOA’s Economic Security Initiative, a national multi-site demonstration to help struggling seniors tap community resources, and NCOA’s Home Equity Initiative, which educates older homeowners on the wise use of their home equity.
Alwin’s efforts inform NCOA’s national policy agenda and have resulted in the creation of Savvy Saving Seniors® financial education toolkits and EconomicCheckUp®, a new online decision support tool.
During her career, Alwin has worked with federal and local agencies, Congressional staff, and national associations to promote an innovative economic security framework.
Prior to NCOA, Alwin served as Director of National Economic Security Programs at Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) and spent six years in the research, training, and advocacy division of the National Association of State and Community Service Programs (NASCSP). At NASCSP, she worked on low-income issues, representing the governors’ interests on the Community Services Block Grant, LIHEAP, and Weatherization.
Alwin has been featured in major media including The Wall Street Journal and New York Times and has testified before Congress. She is currently board chair for Advocates for The Other America, an organization dedicated to championing public policies for the most vulnerable.
Alwin is certified in alternative dispute resolution and mediation by Youth Alternatives. She has completed the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Community Action Management Academy and national Peer-to-Peer Results Oriented Management and Accountability training program. She also was nominated and inducted into the National Academy of Social Insurance.
She holds an undergraduate degree in secondary education and sociology from Simmons College.