Kerri Taylor, MS, CCC-SLP
Kerri Taylor is the Executive Director of Unbound Houston, the local chapter of Unbound, an international anti-human trafficking organization which focuses on domestic minor sex trafficking with specific emphasis on prevention efforts with at-risk youth. Unbound works to activate the community to fight human trafficking. Their prevention education program Keeping Our Students Safe was awarded a grant by the Office of the Texas Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team. Here in the Bay Area, they are dedicated to public awareness, demand reduction efforts, professional training, and survivor advocacy. In January of 2020, Unbound Houston opened their advocacy center with 4 CSEY advocates serving minor and youth survivors of sex trafficking. They have a 5th advocate serving adult survivors.
Kerri serves on the board of the Brazoria County United Front Coalition to Fight Human Trafficking which brings educators, advocates, business people, medical professionals, and law enforcement together to cross-train, coordinate, collaborate and create a continuum of services for survivors of human trafficking in that community. She is a member of the No Trafficking Zone board for NRG established earlier this year and serves alongside other advocates in Galveston County as a coordinated response to human trafficking is being developed.
Kerri earned her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University where she majored in Education with a specialization in speech pathology and audiology. She subsequently earned her master’s degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Throughout her career, Kerri specialized in serving the birth to three population, as well as adult rehab patients. She is a retired speech/language pathologist in private practice, where she specialized in adult neurogenic disorders. In 2019 she was named Galveston County’s woman of the year by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Kerri is married to Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. They celebrate 38 years of marriage and have three adult children as well as three grandchildren, Lila Rose, Micah and Chase Truman Taylor. For more information about Unbound, you may go to unboundhouston.org.