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Terrica Redfield Ganzy
Executive Director

Terrica Redfield Ganzy

Terrica Redfield Ganzy is the Executive Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR), where she leads the SCHR team in carrying out its mission to dramatically transform the criminal legal system through direct representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.

Prior to becoming SCHR’s Executive Director, Terrica served in several different roles at SCHR, most recently as Deputy Director, helping coordinate SCHR’s strategy and programs. Terrica also served as SCHR’s Development Director, designing and leading SCHR’s development strategy and building strategic partnerships. For nine years, Terrica served as a Staff Attorney in SCHR’s Capital Litigation Unit, where her work focused on representing clients on death row in Georgia and Alabama. For five years, she also served as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Death Penalty Resource Counsel, providing training and resources to capital defense attorneys throughout the nation.

Terrica received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and an LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She received a B.A. in English and Humanities, summa cum laude, from Tougaloo College. She received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Social Enterprise from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Public Policy. She is admitted to practice law in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the United States Supreme Court.

Terrica was recognized by the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession as 2023 recipient of the Commitment to Equality Award. She received the 2023 Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Davis Bozeman Johnson law firm. Terrica is a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2022, a graduate of Leadership Clayton, a member of the 2015 Class of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ High Potential Diverse Leaders, a 2014 New Leaders Council Fellow, and a graduate of Georgia’s WIN List’s Leadership Academy.

Terrica serves as Vice-President of the Center for Death Penalty Litigation’s Board of Directors. She is the Immediate Past President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA). Terrica also serves as a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Professionalism Committee and the State Bar’s Seeking Equal Justice and Addressing Racism and Racial Bias Committee. She is a member of the Judicial Council of Georgia’s Access to Justice Committee.