Meet the Uptima Team

We are a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and educators passionate about providing more accessible entrepreneurial education and empowering entrepreneurs to create thriving businesses.

Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown

Business Instructor & Advisor

Chuck Brown is a Business Instructor & Advisor in Oakland. Chuck is an authentic, adaptive, resource mobilizer. H...
Njoube Dugas

Njoube Dugas

Business Instructor & Advisor

Njoube Dugas is a Business Instructor & Advisor in Oakland. Njoube is an artful listener. They can hear what entr...
Jenny Geffrard

Jenny Geffrard

Business Instructor & Advisor

Jenny Geffrard is a Business Instructor & Advisor in Boston. Jenny is a teacher, cheerleader, and storyteller. Sh...
Dian Johnson Harrison

Dian Johnson Harrison

Business Instructor & Advisor

Dian Johnson Harrison is a Business Instructor & Advisor in Oakland. Dian is an educator, mentor, and teambuilder...
Rani Langer-Croager

Rani Langer-Croager

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rani Langer-Croager is our Founder & Chief Executive Officer. Rani is a social entrepreneur, educator, and busine...
Nancy Larson

Nancy Larson

Business Manager

Nancy Larson is our Business Manager. Nancy is a business professional with a background in technology. She has exten...
Sherri Lowe

Sherri Lowe

Business Instructor & Advisor

Sherri Lowe is a Business Instructor & Advisor in Boston. She is an empath and a tenacious collaborator. Sherri i...
Loreal Mallett

Loreal Mallett

Program Director – Chicago

Loreal Mallett is our Program Director in Chicago. Loreal is an ideator with a bold and communicative style. She’s be...
Wendy Martinez Marroquin

Wendy Martinez Marroquin

Business Instructor & Advisor

Wendy Martinez Marroquin is a Business Instructor & Advisor in Oakland. Wendy is a racial education trainer and v...
Sherina McKinley

Sherina McKinley

Program Director – Boston

Sherina McKinley is our Program Director in Boston. Sherina is an educator, coach, and encourager. Her superpower is ...
Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Business Instructor & Advisor

Fyodor Ovchinnikov is a Business Instructor & Advisor in Oakland. Fyodor is an educator and evolutionary designer...
Cairo Person

Cairo Person

Program Director – Oakland

Cairo Person is our Program Director in Oakland. Cairo is a multifaceted businesswoman and advocate. Her superpower i...