NAACP Recognizes Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson
May 18, 2016
Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson, Cayuga Centers’ Vice President of Out-of-Home Care, was recognized by the Auburn/Cayuga branch of the NAACP as it celebrated 49 years of service at its annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday, May 13, 2016. Overstreet-Wilson is the recipient of the Reverend John C. Humphrey, Jr. Religious Service Award for her outstanding and exceptional service to the community, and for going beyond the call of duty to promote spirituality, unity and peace for all people. This award honors Reverend John C. Humphrey, Jr. who selflessly gave of his time and talents to better his congregation and his community.
Raised in Auburn, Overstreet-Wilson has worked for Cayuga Centers since 1999, starting as a Group Care Worker, advancing to Unit Manager, then Assistant Director of Residential, before assuming the position of Vice President for Out-of-Home Care in 2012. A graduate of Cayuga Community College, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Community and Human Services through Empire State College, and a Master of Science in Management from Keuka College.
About the award, Overstreet-Wilson said, “I’m honored to be given this award named after Reverend John Humphrey. He was a strong spiritual community leader and to be considered in his likeness is awe-inspiring to me.”
When asked why she enjoys working at Cayuga Centers, she said, “I appreciate that I am given the opportunity to positively affect and impact the lives of young people who are placed with us in residential care. I consider it a blessing to have that influence.”
Agency President and CEO Edward Myers Hayes said, “Rhoda is a wonderful asset to both Cayuga Centers and the Auburn community. She has touched - and continues to enrich - many lives.”