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Julia M. Lankford
 

Julia M. Lankford

Atlanta Program Officer

Julia M Lankford has over 14 years of nonprofit management experience. For Families First, she provided direct services in impoverished areas by determining local needs and designing economic opportunities to empower individuals to improve their own lives. Due to her keen insight and strong leadership, more than 1,200 Georgia residents gained economic security. Julia has also worked as the Neighborhood Revitalization Manager and Grants Manager for the East Athens Development Corporation, where she cultivated and stewarded relationships as part of a grant pipeline process. She has been the recipient of numerous community service awards, including the Young Professional on the Rise, and Forty under Forty Professionals in Northeast Georgia, and ESSENCE Woman of the Year. She received her BS in political science and Masters of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University, as well as her accounting certification from Athens Technical College. When Julia is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Toryn, and her daughter, Teghan.

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