Rhonda Price, CEO/Founder – Ms. Price was born and raised in Providence, (West End) RI, where she attended public school. She is a graduate of Central High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1984. She has twenty (20) years of executive, professional and case management experience in various capacities with the State and Federal courts including, 11 years as the HR Manager at the Federal Court in Providence, where she also served as a member of the national Human Resources Advisory Group on strategic planning, at the Administrative Office for the U.S. Courts, Washington, DC. Ms. Price is also a former small business owner (florist shop/nursery).  On June 25, 2012, (while simultaneously starting up Man Up, Inc.) Ms. Price was appointed as the interim Executive Director of the Woodlawn Community Development Corporation in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to assist the organization with executive and fiscal management until a permanent director could be found.  She began recruitment of Man Up participants from that location.

Case Managers

Man Up case managers are upwardly mobile (degree seeking) individuals whom after turning their own lives around, serve as powerful role models for our participants.

Thomas Upchurch, Senior Case Manager, Programs
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
Associate's Degree, Human Resources, College Unbound, Oak State College
Fluent Español


Eduardo Rodriguez, Bookkeeper
Senior, RI College
Accounting Degree Program


Mental Health Therapist


Phillip Lowry, joined the Man Up team of professionals in the summer of 2014. He obtained his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College in 2008, and his Master’s degree in Counseling from Rhode Island College in 1997. He acquired his license with the State of Rhode Island as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 2000. He has worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at NRI Community Services in Woonsocket and at the Interfaith Counseling Center in Providence prior to going into private practice. Phillip has related past work experience as a Social Caseworker for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), and as a Rehabilitation Counselor at the Disability Determination Services unit for Social Security Disability (SSI/SSDI).Phillip is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with a 200 hour certification in Prana Flow Yoga. He underwent his teacher training with Coral Brown at All That Matters in Wakefield, RI. Phillip is a First Degree Reiki Practitioner receiving his certification at All That Matters in Wakefield, RI.