Staff members provide unique backgrounds, talents, and experiences to CUP. Staff works closely with the Board of Directors to execute CUP’s programs, events, and initiatives.

  • Melissa Fenton

    Melissa has over 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, with deep experience in fundraising, finance and operations, strategic planning, communications, real-estate, and event planning. Melissa has dedicated her career to helping underserved communities and creating sustainable ...

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  • Crescent Muhammad

    Crescent is located in the West Coast division of CUP. Prior to CUP, Crescent was SVP of Development at Marquee Media, where she managed programming material for new multi-cultural streaming services and led communication efforts for a national launch. She ...

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  • AJ Rios

    Native of New Jersey, AJ Rios is the Marketing, Community and Engagement Manager for the Council of Urban Professionals. This will include producing and editing all of CUP’s marketing and online content, as well as, building sustainable community connections that ...

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