Our Team

Merrill Chapman

State Director

A Charleston, South Carolina native, Merrill Chapman is a longtime Brady supporter and one of Charleston's most active grassroots leaders. Her work includes co-chairing Our Revolution South Carolina, serving as the Vice President of the ACLU of Charleston and as President of the Charleston chapter of the South Carolina Progressive Network. Chapman founded ThinkingPeople, a peace and social justice organization before the United States' war in Afghanistan which included facilitating peace marches in Washington DC. In addition to leading Brady South Carolina, she has also lead the South Carolina Working Families Party. Chapman resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband and two rescue dogs.

Danielle Richardson

Low Country Director

Danielle Richardson was born in Charleston, South Carolina. Danielle was inspired to become a Domestic Violence Advocate after the tragic experience of witnessing the murder of her mother by her brother’s father when they were children. She founded a non-profit domestic violence organization Goodbye Abuse Inc, (2015) which was established in honor of her mother. In 2015, she became a member of Brady United after the Mother Emanuel AME Church mass shooting that resulted in the death of nine of its members. Danielle was personally impacted by the tragedy, as she knew and loved all of the victims. In her spare time, Danielle finds joy in running her Danye Rich Inspirations Business which contains motivational blogging, books, events, and speaking engagements.