First Lady Names Members to GRACE Commission

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

First Lady Marty Kemp announced twenty-two (22) appointments to the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission, a task force created by executive order on February 26, 2019. The commission is comprised of public officials, law-enforcement, for-profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare officials, and subject matter experts who are dedicated to combating human trafficking in Georgia.

"It is my pleasure to officially welcome all members to the GRACE Commission," said First Lady Kemp. "I am confident that we have put together a great team of dedicated individuals who are well-equipped to shine a light on this terrible industry plaguing our state. I thank each member for giving their time and name to this effort and we look forward to the important work ahead."


Marty Kemp – First Lady of Georgia

Jan Jones – Speaker Pro Tempore

Vic Reynolds – Director, Georgia Bureau of Investigations


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

The GRACE Commission will hold its first meeting next month – tentatively set for May 8, 2019.