GFADP is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization

GFADP is the statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to end the death penalty, build power in communities targeted by the criminal justice system, protect the rights and dignity of those on death row and their families and transform Georgia’s broken public safety system.

Board Members

Kim Jackson

Interim Chair

Kim Jackson is the Associate Pastor for Adult Formation and Service Ministries at All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta. She is a public theologian and a fierce community activist. Kim works to end the death penalty and advocates for women and children’s issues in the state of Georgia. When she’s not wearing a collar, you can find her out cycling on bike paths throughout the city.

Kim is a graduate of Furman University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She and her spouse live on a small hobby farm in Stone Mountain with bees, goats, ducks, and chickens.

Em McNair


Em McNair, Founder and CEO of The EXTRA EDGE Management Consulting Firm, has distinguished herself in the field with more than three decades of higher education leadership, management and professional development training experience. She has conducted many workshops in the areas of customer service, business etiquette, teamwork and team building and, financial literacy.

Em serves on several Boards and has received numerous awards, one of which was the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon her by the Georgia Association of Student Financial Administrators. She received her Doctor of Education degree in Leadership.

Peggy Hendrix


Peggy Hendrix is from Atlanta. After taking early retirement, she began volunteering with Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. She has been a member of the Board since 2006.

Bill Moon

Bill has taught and been a school principal in several countries, and retired as founding Principal of the International Community School, Decatur (serving refugee and American children) in 2008. He is a member of the Southern Order of Storytellers and serves on the boards of the French Saturday School of Atlanta, CDF-Action (Clarkston) and GFADP.

Kristen Samuels

Kristen Samuels is an investigator/paralegal at the Southern Center for Human Rights on the Capital Litigation Unit. Kristen investigates death penalty cases in various stages of litigation, including trial and post-conviction stages. Prior to joining the SCHR, Kristen studied Sociology/ Criminology at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she became active with various non-profit groups advocating for human rights in underserved communities. Kristen joined the GFADP board in March 2018.


Joseph Shippen is the Associate Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Macon, Georgia. Since 1999, he and his wife, Suzanne, have ministered to people on death row and their families and advocated for restorative justice in our criminal justice system.