GRACE Commission

Sadly, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million human trafficking victims in the US, most of which are children. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently named Atlanta as one of the fourteen cities with abnormally high rates of human trafficking. However, the issue is not limited to Atlanta, human trafficking is taking place in every corner of our state.

The Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education Commission (GRACE) was created to combat the threat of human trafficking in the State of Georgia. The GRACE Commission is comprised of public officials, law enforcement, for-profit and non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, and subject matter experts to tackle human trafficking, seek justice for victims, hold bad actors accountable, and end human trafficking. 



First Lady Marty Kemp

First Lady of Georgia


Jan Jones

Speaker Pro Tempore


Vic Reynolds

GBI Director



Allison Ausband

Senior Vice President of In-Flight Services
Delta Air Lines


Stephanie Blank

Board Chair
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students and President, Naserian Foundation


Sherry Boston

DeKalb County District Attorney


Mary Frances Bowley

Executive Director
Wellspring Living


Chris Carr

Georgia Attorney General


Dr. Meria Carstarphen

Atlanta Public Schools


Geoff Duncan

Georgia Lieutenant Governor


Evia Golde

Community Advocate
United Way of Greater Atlanta


Donna Hyland

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Katie Kirkpatrick

Chief Policy Officer
Metro Atlanta Chamber


Dave McCleary

Vice Chair Rotary Action Group Against Slavery
Rotary International and Founder/CEO, End Human Trafficking Now


Danelle McCusker Rees

President of Human Resources US Domestic Operations


Jay Neal

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council


B.J. Pak

United States Attorney


Gene Rackley

Director of Government Relations
Coca-Cola Company


Tom Rawlings

Division of Family and Children Services


Heather Stockdale

Georgia Cares


Michelle Wallace

Senior Vice President - Clinical Operations
Grady Health System


Camila Zolfaghari

Vice President of Policy
Street Grace



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