Board of Directors

Meet our the team behind UPI's Board.
Frank Crump

Frank Crump

Founder, CEO

Highly accomplished award-winning professional with a demonstrated successful track record. Excellent knowledge of fiscal management, budgeting and cash flow management gained from entrepreneurial, corporate (for profit) and corporate (nonprofit) 40+ years of experience.
Kerwin Brown

Kerwin Brown

1st Vice President

Kerwin Brown brings 30+ years in marketing and business development. He is the Founder and Managing Principal for K-Vaughn Consulting, LLC and currently serves as President/CEO for the Checkered Flag Run Foundation. He is the former President and CEO of The Black Chamber of Arizona, and served as Treasurer and Western Regional Director for the United States Black Chambers, Inc.

Maxine Hill

Maxine Hill

2nd Vice President

Accounting background, former adjunct professor (Business Administration) Chicago State, Agua Fria Union High School District #216, Board President 2013, 2015.

Sharon Simpson

Sharon Simpson

Director

Sharon Simpson is a highly sought-after specialized trainer of voice impact performance for over 25 yearsin South East Asia and the United States. She has worked with students and companies from 42 countries and has an affinity for creating cross-cultural development / equilibrium.

Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Partnership Director

Entrepreneur, Founder, Tucker Coaching & Consulting providing international personal, relationship and business coaching expertise. US Air Force veteran.

Stewart Colgate

Stewart Colgate

Director

Entrepreneur, first class chef, clothing designer and mentor.

Managing Directors & Executive Teams

Meet our team behind the fundamental operations of UPI.
Frank Crump

Frank Crump

Founder, CEO

Highly accomplished award-winning professional with a demonstrated successful track record. Excellent knowledge of fiscal management, budgeting and cash flow management gained from entrepreneurial, corporate (for profit) and corporate (nonprofit) 40+ years of experience.
Jim Rude

Jim Rude

President's Advisor

Fundraising consultant, non-profit executive and leader with demonstrated ability in fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management. Experienced in international and domestic health and human service organizations. Expertise in strategic planning, project management, process improvement, budget management, and team building. 

Leslie Carpenter

Leslie Carpenter

Executive Director

Leslie has 20 years of experience including work with the Fetzer Institute, the PeaceJam Foundation, and most recently the Children’s Defense Fund. Carpenter brings a wealth of national and international experience to UPI. Leslie initially raised over $3 million for their international youth conference; and secured an additional $2 million for the We Speak as One documentary to include 12 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.
Eddie Tantoco, CPA

Eddie Tantoco, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Former Vice President Host Marriott Corporation. 2001 he became a partner with Meridian Investments. 2004-2012 was Vice President, Starwood Hotels and Resorts. 2012 founded a global consulting firm.

Dr. Belinder Carberry Ed.D

Dr. Belinder Carberry Ed.D

Sr. Vice President and Academic Assessor

Principal at Polly McCabe Center for Pregnant and Parenting Teens. Teacher of English, Drama, Journalism
Elementary, Middle and High School Principal.

Tre'var Booker

Tre'var Booker

Sr. VP Development

Ms. Booker graduated from Paterson State College in New Jersey majoring in Elementary/Special Education and Accounting. She also completed several professional development courses in public relations, promotions, and advertising. Experienced in sales and marketing, public relations, media coordination, event coordination, project management and fundraising / campaign management.

Tiffany Louise Ozherelyeva

Tiffany Louise Ozherelyeva

Sr. Brand Director

As a leader and influencer with over 25 years of diversified experience, Tiffany Louise’s specialities include sociocultural systems, CSR and brand reputation. She has profiled, educated, consulted to and transformed over 60 businesses worldwide. As a professional, her métiers in psychology, profiling, and law, complement her holistic approach to magnetizing overall brand reputation, social responsibility, and inclusion.
Rod Ambrose

Rod Ambrose

Program Development & Trainer

Rod Ambrose is a Prevention Education Coordinator with the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department where he has been employed 19 years. He offices at the South Phoenix Youth Center where he Supervises PROJECT BRAVE.

Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Partnership Director

Entrepreneur, Founder, Tucker Coaching & Consulting providing international personal, relationship and business coaching expertise. US Air Force veteran.

James Anthony

James Anthony

Videographer, Historian

James A. Jones is a freelance photographer and videography, who has worked on various independent video and film projects. James owns a small media service company that produces photography, commercials, music videos, film, documentaries, and event videography. He also works for Maricopa Community Colleges. James enjoys technology, media arts and travel.
James has a Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Administration (Leadership) degree from Central Michigan University.