In 2018, Uva served as a board member with the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia where she participated in the Workforce Equity initiative and co-chaired the 2018 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Conference. She was also the recipient of the Social Innovations Award for her leadership in leveraging higher education as a poverty disruptor in underserved communities.
Currently, Uva serves on the boards of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Awards, and West Oak Lane Charter School. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Global Identity Advisory Board led by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce. Uva is an alumna of the Philadelphia African American Leadership Development Forum ’17, the Preeminent Growth Collaborative ’16, and LEADERSHIP Philadelphia ’11.
A seasoned higher education executive, professional speaker, trainer and writer, Uva’s work has been featured in numerous publications including the Philadelphia Business Journal, Philly.com, Forbes.com, U.S. News Weekly, Al Dia News, Generocity, and Metro, to name a few.
An Afro-Latina native of the Republic of Panama, Uva resides in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband and their two sons. Uva has a Master’s degree in Business Management from Wilmington University and a Bachelor’s in English from Claflin University.