Coordinator for Community Outreach
Rafiah Muhammad – McCormick was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and relocated to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2015. Rafiah is a graduate of Governors State University in Illinois and has a long career as an engineering project manager predominantly in the automotive industry. After suffering a family tragedy in 2020, Rafiah decided to transfer her skill set of planning and strategizing to the nonprofit sector working with agencies focused on victim’s advocacy, social justice, and criminal justice reform. In 2022, Rafiah joined Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (TADP), an organization whose mission is to honor life by abolishing the death penalty, as the Coordinator for Community Outreach. Rafiah is passionate about restorative justice and redemption as ways to prevent future violence and heal the trauma of violence in our communities. In her spare time Rafiah volunteers by supporting families of murdered victims and preventing violence through mentoring work with youth that are at risk of gang participation and violence.
Reverend Stacy Rector is a native of Dyersburg, Tennessee, a graduate of Rhodes College and Columbia Theological Seminary, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. She served as Associate Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville for nine years. In 2006, Rev. Rector became Executive Director of Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (TADP), an organization whose mission is to honor life by abolishing the death penalty. She also served as spiritual advisor to Steve Henley, an inmate on Tennessee’s death row who was executed on February 4, 2009. Reverend Rector has served on the boards of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, UKIRK Nashville, and Community Shares Tennessee. She is also active in the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee.