Jason Bell

Jason Bell, M.S.

Jason Bell has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to better understanding the motivations of crime, punishment and the legal system. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology and Counseling at San Francisco State University. Starting as program director at SF State Project Rebound in 2005, Bell became regional director of the then-nine Project Rebound chapters in 2016. Since 2019, he has served as both executive director at SF State and director of programs for the CSU Project Rebound Consortium, comprising 14 campuses.

Jason Bell

With an extensive history of working with the prison and jail population, Bell – himself formerly incarcerated for nearly 10 years – has worked with the community beyond campus borders, helped establish the San Francisco Safe Communities Reentry Council, and assisted programs modeled after Project Rebound at Rutgers University, Portland State University and UNLV. Bell serves on the board of directors of the SF State University Corporation and as an advisory board member of the California System-Involved Bar Association. He earned his M.S. degree in counseling from SF State University.

George Turner

George Turner, M.A.

George Turner is director of Project Rebound at SF State. He has more than 20 years of experience in intensive wrap-around case management, conflict resolution, violence prevention, cognitive-behavioral training, group facilitation and substance-use disorder counseling. Turner is also the founding executive director of Phatt Chance Community Services, a Bay Area non-profit that provides transitional-housing resources to individuals returning to the community after incarceration. An Oakland native, he earned a master’s degree in gerontology from SF State University.

Brandon Kline

Brandon Kline, J.D., LL.M.

Brandon Kline is deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice. He is a Presidential Leadership Scholar and founder of the Rebound Institute Legal Clinic. He previously served as associate director of environmental programs at SF State, and managed institutional-advocacy communications at the University of California President’s Office. He was also a law clerk with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the U.S. Department of Justice (Portland). Kline earned his J.D./LL.M. at Lewis & Clark Law School, and is admitted to practice law in California and Washington. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Wendy Bloom

Wendy Bloom, MLA

Wendy Bloom was director of campus planning at SF State University until her retirement in 2019. A supporter of Project Rebound, she has continued to work with leadership on planning the Rebound Institute. During her 12 years at SF State, she played a key role in the campus master plan and subsequent major building projects, including the Mashouf Wellness Center, the George and Judy Marcus Hall for the Liberal and Creative Arts, and the new science building. Bloom received her master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University.

Hamid Ghaemmaghami, MBA

Hamid Ghaemmaghami is executive director of real-estate development for SF State University. He previously held similar management responsibilities for the cities of Palo Alto, Oakland and East Palo Alto (Redevelopment Agency) for two decades. Working in many diverse communities, he has completed major projects that have benefited the Bay Area. Ghaemmaghami has also served on the board of directors of Rebuilding Together Oakland and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. A licensed real-estate broker, he received a Certificate in Real Estate Development from UC San Diego and his MBA from SF State University.

Emily Leader

Emily Leader

Emily Leader is marketing manager at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, an award-winning, San Francisco-based architecture practice dedicated to mission-driven work. The firm has provided architectural-consulting services to the Rebound Institute, including a preliminary conceptual study of its space needs. Leader has continued this relationship with the Rebound Institute, bringing expertise in business development, communications and branding. Leader previously worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, and TLS Landscape Architecture, and earned a B.A. in art history from Hampshire College.

Architectural Consulting from Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

For architectural-consulting services to the Rebound Institute, Marsha Maytum, AIA, LEED AP, as partner, guided the preliminary study, and John Son, as project designer, provided the detailed work of developing and presenting the concept, including design and graphics.