Gerri Odum

Rebound Site Director

Gerri Odum is a New Jersey native who grew up in Hertford County North Carolina. She has resided in Durham NC for over 20 years and is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. Gerri has served as an academic advisor, classroom instructor, program administrator, student organization sponsor, and mentor through out the last 10 years. As a mentor, she has helped to empower students, encourage them to become proactive independent problem solvers who also recognize the need to ask for help. Gerri has a passion for fostering positive community that inspires diverse cultural awareness.

Rasheda Royster

Director of Community Engagement

Rasheda brings a sense of care for young people and deep ties to Durham to the Rebound team. As a Durham Public Schools graduate herself, and parent to a preschooler and a recent high school grad, she can easily connect to students and parents alike. She has youth development experience at Project BUILD, as well as corporate experience at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.

Jen Taylor

ReCenter Director

Jen has a passion for helping people realize their own strengthens in transforming their own lives.  She works within Riverside High School to assist in students in reaching their academic and behavioral goals. One of her missions is to provide assistance to others using a therapeutic approach and assisting others accomplish their goals.   ]Jen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the State University of New York and Masters of Social Work from North Carolina Central University. Jen is a self identified lover of baked goods, dream chaser and difference maker.

Durham Public Schools Teachers

Dr. Michelle Hicks

Marchell Franklin (EC)


Master of Social Work Interns

Joy Herring

Faith Thomas

Farrell O’Quinn 


Lorenza Wilkins

Executive Director

Miriam Valle

 Financial Manager