Staff

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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  • Keisha Sutton-James

    Keisha Sutton-James is a creative who utilizes media and live events to elevate and engage audiences with topics that are relevant to culturally rich communities and Women. Keisha spent over a decade in media management at Inner City Broadcasting Corporation. ...

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  • Silvana Marmolejos

    Prior to joining CUP, Silvana has built a career in the media space, where she was instrumental in developing culturally diverse programs. Specifically, she assisted in developing day time programming for diverse audiences, resulting in Emmy Award winning shows for ...

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  • Shani Phillip

    Prior to CUP, Shani worked with the organization as a corporate partner at Deutsche Bank. As Program Manager on the Diversity & Inclusion team for the Americas, she was responsible for maintaining global D&I initiatives, corporate events and conferences, diverse ...

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