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About Stella Adams
Stella Adams is the Owner and CEO of S J Adams Consulting, a full service civil rights research and consulting firm located in Durham, NC. S J Adams Consulting provides a broad range of services to nonprofit community-based organizations, government, and industry to assist them in meeting their fair housing, fair lending, diversity, or environmental justice goals.
Most recently, Ms. Adams served as the Chief of Equity and Inclusion for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Ms. Adams is a nationally recognized expert on the Fair Housing Act and its implementing regulations. She is also a nationally respected authority on Predatory Lending and Small Business Lending Investigative techniques.
Ms. Adams is a highly sought after speaker and has presented at numerous national and regional conferences sponsored by HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, The Federal Reserve Banks, and NAACP.
She is an “Activist” who believes in the struggle for Civil and Human Rights. She is a founding member of North Carolina’s HKonJ/Moral Monday Movement, was arrested as a member of the “Tillis 15” and is named plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of restrictive building rules imposed by the NC General Assembly.
Ms. Adams was honored by Legal Aid of North Carolina when they established the Stella J. Adams Fair Housing Advocacy Award (2013). She was named 2014 Woman of the Year in Civil and Human Rights by Spectacular Magazine. Ms. Adams is the recipient of the Individual Achievement Award of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (2006), the Civil Rights Award granted by the National Association of Human Rights Workers (2005), and many others.
Ms. Adams is married to Thomas C. Adams, III, and has three children.