OLLI Staff Pictured here.          


Brett Harris, Director

Brett joined OLLI in August 2015 after working in fundraising and community partnerships with Teach For America in the Mississippi Delta for nearly five years. Prior to his work there, Brett was a grant writer and served in several different ministerial capacities in North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi including an internship in the Office of Religious Life at Emory University and a residency at Sumner Presbyterian Church in Sumner, MS. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and The Candler School of Theology at Emory University. His academic pursuits include the study of religions and community leadership.

Tay Baucum, Program Coordinator

Tay joined OLLI in 2011. As coordinator, Tay manages OLLI's operations, including registration, scheduling, and other administrative projects. Tay keeps OLLI moving. She knows the program backwards and forwards and her experience with OLLI is vital to our success on both campuses.

Maryann Herodes, Program Assistant-Gulf Park

Maryann helped launch OLLI's chapter on the Gulf Coast in February 2015 as a student at the university. Upon graduation, she took on the task of coordinating OLLI's programming for all our members in the Gulf Coast chapter. She brings a wealth of experience to her role and is an invaluable part of the team.

Diane Jeske, Program Assistant-Hattiesburg

Diane has been with OLLI since 2014 and was an OLLI member prior to joining the staff. Still a member, Diane assists with our operations in Hattiesburg. Ever the people person, you'll be sure to see Diane around The Peck House making sure our facilitators, members, and guests have everything they need to make their time at OLLI an experience worth sharing.

Rosalynn Breakfield, Student Employee

Rosalynn is a Business major at The University of Southern Mississippi and is in her junior year. She assists with our curriculum committee and track all our evaluations.

LaToysha Brown, Student Employee

LaToysha is a junior Sociology major at The University of Southern Mississippi. She does a little bit of everything around OLLI and may even start teaching a class or two...

Anthony Craft, Student Employee

Anthony is an Accounting major at The University of Southern Mississippi and is in his junior year. Anthony assists members in numerous ways including on the fundraising and finance committees. 

Holly Kissel, Student Employee-Gulf Park

Holly is a senior Business Administration major at The University of Southern Mississippi. She assists Maryann with all aspects of our Gulf Park program.

Imani Miller, Student Employee

Imani studies Speech Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi. She has been with OLLI since 2014, and assists with OLLI's operations and logistics. Chances are she'll be the first one to greet you when you arrive at OLLI. She helps out with our communications committee.

Tamara Wright, Student Employee

Tamara is a student in the Occupational Therapy Program at The University of Southern Mississippi and has been with OLLI since 2014. From facilitating courses to compiling and analyzing data, Tamara assists with the operational aspects of our program.