The Staff

Executive Director Rob Shields brings a decade of experience in non-profit management and service, with a focus on youth development. After serving nearly five years as an executive for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rob joined the visioning team for ReCity Network in 2014, becoming the organization’s founding executive director.   Observing deep divisions in Triangle communities along lines of race, class, and opportunity, Rob was motivated to create a network of nonprofits, mission-driven businesses, and faith-based organizations that could collaborate to address the most challenging issues facing our communities. By bringing together dozens of organizations since ReCity’s 2016 launch, Rob has helped build a social impact hub, responding to demand for a more expansive mission of shared space and shared impact for the hundreds of nonprofits that call Durham home.   Rob Shields is a native North Carolinian and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007.  

Executive Director Rob Shields brings a decade of experience in non-profit management and service, with a focus on youth development. After serving nearly five years as an executive for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rob joined the visioning team for ReCity Network in 2014, becoming the organization’s founding executive director.
 
Observing deep divisions in Triangle communities along lines of race, class, and opportunity, Rob was motivated to create a network of nonprofits, mission-driven businesses, and faith-based organizations that could collaborate to address the most challenging issues facing our communities. By bringing together dozens of organizations since ReCity’s 2016 launch, Rob has helped build a social impact hub, responding to demand for a more expansive mission of shared space and shared impact for the hundreds of nonprofits that call Durham home.
 
Rob Shields is a native North Carolinian and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007.
 

Rob Shields
Executive Director

Tucker Stevens joined ReCity in 2016 as director of operations after working for non-profits and as an entrepreneur and executive in diverse markets like Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. Keeping ReCity’s 12,000-square-foot, multi-purpose space humming every day, Tucker handles everything from facility and digital systems management to special events and human resources. From his time working in startups in the consumer products industry, Tucker applies his entrepreneurial passion and vision to helping non-profits function strategically and use forward-thinking business models to maximize outcomes.   Tucker Stevens was born and raised in North Carolina and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2013. After graduation, he completed a year-long fellowship, researching and writing on the topics of optimizing philanthropic efficacy and improving long-term program outcomes for non-profits.

Tucker Stevens joined ReCity in 2016 as director of operations after working for non-profits and as an entrepreneur and executive in diverse markets like Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. Keeping ReCity’s 12,000-square-foot, multi-purpose space humming every day, Tucker handles everything from facility and digital systems management to special events and human resources. From his time working in startups in the consumer products industry, Tucker applies his entrepreneurial passion and vision to helping non-profits function strategically and use forward-thinking business models to maximize outcomes.
 
Tucker Stevens was born and raised in North Carolina and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2013. After graduation, he completed a year-long fellowship, researching and writing on the topics of optimizing philanthropic efficacy and improving long-term program outcomes for non-profits.

Tucker Stevens
Director of Operations

 

Board Members

 
 
"I believe that the ReCity Network is the most strategic way to multiply impact and opportunity for our whole community.  And since I have limited time and resources, I want to invest them in something transformational."  

"I believe that the ReCity Network is the most strategic way to multiply impact and opportunity for our whole community.  And since I have limited time and resources, I want to invest them in something transformational."

 

                              KJ Hill

Willis Foster

"I serve with ReCity because I want to be part of a movement that changes the outcome for many under-served people in the city of Durham and hopefully the world.  ReCity perpetuates a way for people who are usually overlooked to have a better opportunity to have family-sustaining income and a brighter future for themselves and their families."

"I serve with ReCity because I want to be part of a movement that changes the outcome for many under-served people in the city of Durham and hopefully the world.  ReCity perpetuates a way for people who are usually overlooked to have a better opportunity to have family-sustaining income and a brighter future for themselves and their families."

Chris Rudolph

 
"Social, racial, and economic issues within a society can be effectively addressed through the collective and collaborative efforts of each sector of society.  ReCity is making this happen in Durham!"  

"Social, racial, and economic issues within a society can be effectively addressed through the collective and collaborative efforts of each sector of society.  ReCity is making this happen in Durham!"

 

Tim Jackson

"Serving with ReCity allows me to connect with community leaders and advocates that are committed Durham and its young people."

"Serving with ReCity allows me to connect with community leaders and advocates that are committed Durham and its young people."

Adrienne Davis

“I serve with ReCity because I believe the solution to youth disconnection is a connected community. ReCity is uniquely positioned bring together all sectors of our community to support young people.”    

“I serve with ReCity because I believe the solution to youth disconnection is a connected community. ReCity is uniquely positioned bring together all sectors of our community to support young people.”

 

 

Matt Miglarese

 
“I serve with ReCity because I love our community and the diversity of the people who live here.  I believe each person in Durham should have an opportunity to thrive”    

“I serve with ReCity because I love our community and the diversity of the people who live here.  I believe each person in Durham should have an opportunity to thrive”

 

 

                                 Patti Paine

“I serve with ReCity because ReCity serves the youth and professionals that I care about most”  

“I serve with ReCity because ReCity serves the youth and professionals that I care about most”

 

Terrance Ruth

"My brother was murdered at the young age of 23.  ReCity is a Christian organization who cares about the lives of disadvantaged youth in a community where black on black crime is relentless."

"My brother was murdered at the young age of 23.  ReCity is a Christian organization who cares about the lives of disadvantaged youth in a community where black on black crime is relentless."

Jennifer Paylor