Ms. Adams served on the Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council (1/05-12/07), which advises the Board on the exercise of its responsibilities under the Consumer Credit Protection Act (Ms. Adams served as the Chair of the Community Affairs and Housing subcommittee and lead the discussions on strengthening HOEPA to protect consumers from Predatory Lenders. Ms. Adams also currently serves on the following Boards and Commissions: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition; The North Carolina Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission; The NC Legislative Commission on Racial, Ethnic and Religious Discrimination; and The NC Conference of the NAACP.
Ms. Adams has testified before Congress on many occasions and is the recipient of the 2006 Individual Achievement Award of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, 2005 Civil Rights Award granted by the National Association of Human Rights Workers and has received the 2004 HUD FHEO Pioneer Award for her work in fighting predatory lending and the 2004 National Fair Housing Alliance Fair Lending Advocacy Award.
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