STAFF

Cynthia Nunes

Decarceration Campaign Coordinator

Cynthia Nunes

Cynthia is the Decarceration Campaign Coordinator with UPM. Cynthia helps in supporting work with our communities facing policing, lack of resources and incarceration. Cynthia helps lead our work in holding the Alameda County District Attorney accountable to our communities vision for safety rather than increasing incarceration.

Cynthia@urbanpeacemovement.org
She/Her/Ella/Ellas
Joined 2022
IG: Cynthia_Nunes74
Twitter: Cynthia_Nunes74
TikTok: CynCity74

Nicole Lee

Executive Director

Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee, a 4-generation Oakland native,  is the Executive Director of Urban Peace Movement (UPM), a grass-roots racial justice organization in Oakland that builds youth leadership to transform the social conditions that drive community violence and mass incarceration. UPM has three leadership programs -DetermiNation Black Men’s Group for young Black men, Leaders in Training Program, a multi-racial youth organizing program, and Lit Mob South County in Ashland/Cherryland.

Nicole@urbanpeacemovement.org
Joined 2009
She/Her/They

Sandy Valenciano

Campaign & Organizing Director

Sandy Valenciano

Sandy Valenciano is the Campaign & Organizing Director and leads Urban Peace Movement’s (UPM’s) campaigns and organizing work around anti-mass incarceration and is responsible for training UPM campaign staff and helping to guide the overall campaign strategy and member organizing model of Urban Peace Movement. 

Sandy@urbanpeacemovement.org
Joined 2021
She/Her

Dieudonné Brou

Coordinator of Juvenile Justice Program Initiatives

Dieudonné Brou

Dieudonné Brou is the Coordinator of Juvenile Justice Program Initiatives. Which centers around making transformative change in the juvenile justice system and seeking alternatives to youth incarceration. Dieudonné is a co-facilitator of the Free our Kids Coalition and a lead facilitator of DetermiNation Black Men’s Group.

Dieudonne@urbanpeacemovement.org
IG: @Koffi_Blacc
Joined 2020
He/Him/They

 

 

 

Sikander Iqbal

Deputy Director

Sikander Iqbal

Sikander is the Deputy Director of Urban Peace Movement (UPM). His work centers around general support for programs and operations with a focus on UPM’s Community Healing programs.

Sikander@urbanpeacemovement.org
They/Them
Joined 2019
IG: @Sikander_the_profit

Briana Manning

Community Healing Program Associate

Briana Manning

Briana Manning is the Community Healing Program Coordinator with Urban Peace Movement (UPM), providing care management to help community members achieve their goals. Briana also helps create and co-facilitate our monthly community healing circles Heal-R-Town.

Briana@urbanpeacemovement.org
Joined 2020
She/Her/They

IG: @Msmanningg

Amelia Ortiz

Staff Development & Evaluation Director

Amelia Ortiz

Amelia Ortiz is the Staff Development & Evaluation Director and leads professional development and staff support for Urban Peace Movement (UPM) as well as the evaluation of our work and programs to ensure the quality and effectiveness of UPM’s overall work. Amelia will also help lead and guide UPM’s Community Healing and Participatory Defense work. 

Amelia@urbanpeacemovement.org
Joined 2021
She/Her

Kaila Mathis

Participatory Defense Cordinator

Kaila Mathis

Kaila is a Participatory Defense Cordinator with Urban Peace Movement (UPM), where she works to provide support to community members who have loved ones currently fighting the criminal justice system. She also works with youth members who are apart of UPM’s youth cohort, LIT MOB.

Kaila@urbanpeacemovement.org
IG:@Kai_brooke
Joined 2017
She/Her

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