GEORGIANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY
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.
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, 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 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 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 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.
Alex Brown is native of Detroit, Michigan but has called Atlanta his home since 1993. He joined the board of GFADP in April of 2018. He currently serves as the Director of Neighborhood Programs and Information Technology for the nonprofit organization PlantPure Communities. He focuses primarily on providing healthy, whole food, plant-based meals and nutrition education to people in underserved communities in order help stop, prevent, and reverse the high rates of chronic disease in those areas. Alex also serves on the board of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta.
A native of Georgia, Aaron grew up in Union City and graduated from Fayette County High School. Aaron has always had a passion for civic engagement and spends his time working for positive change through advocacy and volunteerism. He’s worked for the Georgia Democratic Party, the City of Atlanta and has campaigned for several candidates at the local and state levels. After serving two years as President of the South Fulton Arrow Youth Council, he currently serves on the board of the Eagles Economic Development Corporation. He currently attends Georgia State University and is majoring in Public Policy.