Our team

  • Michael GravesConsultant - United Healthcare
  • Bob HafertepenConsultant - SKYE Solutions for Business
  • Chantice CookPresident - Pathway HR Solutions

    Chantice Cook has served in various child-focused organizations for over a decade. She previously served as a board member and community liaison of a local school disrict’s PTA, and Cubmaster and den leader in the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She joined Cincinnati Urban Promise as a mentor in 2017 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2018.

    Chantice is a married mother of five – four of whom are young adults. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and owns a human resources consulting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kamal Cook
  • Kamal CookPresident - AllPro Technologies
  • Rodney ChristianPresident of East Westwood Improvement Association
  • Michaela BuczekCUP Secretary | Teacher, Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy
  • Kayla LoweProgramming Assistant

    Kayla is a graduate from Northern Kentucky University with a B.S in Psychology. Kayla says “I’m extremely excited to join the Cincinnati Urban Promise team and can’t wait to witness the great things Christ has in store for us!

  • Craig FieldsRetired, Member of Covenant Church
Laurie Wissel
  • Laurie WisselCUP Board Chair | Realtor, Hoeting Realtors
Abe Brandyberry
  • Abe BrandyberryExecutive Director

    Founder and director, Abe Brandyberry graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2005 with a degree in Youth Ministries and Religion. With the goal of creating holistic change in the lives of individuals, families, and neighborhoods he envisioned an organization focused on education and empowerment. Cincinnati Urban Promise began in 2007. Abe has a passion for working together with members of vulnerable communities to create strong and thriving neighborhoods and families. Abe received a Masters of NonProfit Management from Eastern University in 2016.