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. 

 

Co-Chairs

First Lady Marty Kemp

First Lady of Georgia

 

Jan Jones

Speaker Pro Tempore

 

Vic Reynolds

GBI Director

 

Members

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

Superintendent
Atlanta Public Schools

 

Geoff Duncan

Georgia Lieutenant Governor

 

Evia Golde

Community Advocate
United Way of Greater Atlanta

 

Donna Hyland

CEO
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
UPS

 

Jay Neal

Director
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

 

B.J. Pak

United States Attorney

 

Gene Rackley

Director of Government Relations
Coca-Cola Company

 

Tom Rawlings

Director
Division of Family and Children Services

 

Heather Stockdale

CEO
Georgia Cares

 

Michelle Wallace

Senior Vice President - Clinical Operations
Grady Health System

 

Camila Zolfaghari

Vice President of Policy
Street Grace

 

 

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