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.


  • Chanda Gibson

    Chanda Gibson is the Executive Director of the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP).  She has dedicated her entire career, which has spanned the nonprofit, legal, political and financial services sectors, to advocacy and service with a dedicated focus on advancing social justice issues ...

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  • Melina Martin

    Melina Martin is the Chief of Staff for the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP). In this role, Melina works closely with the Executive Director to support the team in managing a range of projects, assist in implementing communications strategies, and ...

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  • Melinda Sánchez Donio

    Melinda Sánchez Donio is the Program Manager for the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Leadership Institute. As Program Manager, Melinda is responsible for the daily operations of CUP’s Leadership Institute, including the curation of program curriculum, coordinating and executing professional ...

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