The mission of Julies Dream is to give disadvantaged children in Atlanta the hope and love of Jesus Christ through awe-inspiring wilderness experiences and outdoor adventures. In hiring Lombard in this new role, the organization will be able to strengthen its efforts in achieving its goals.
Most recently, Lombard served as Associate General Counsel at Georgia State University, where she was the lead supporting attorney for the research arm of GSU, including the Georgia State University Research Foundation and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
“I am incredibly passionate about the importance of Christian outdoor education and wilderness experiences in children’s lives,” said Lombard. “I have enjoyed being a part of Julies Dream from its beginning phases, and I look forward to playing a key role in its future. From the development of trips and itineraries and building a faith-based curriculum to maintaining and growing our local partnerships, I am excited about the opportunities ahead.”
Prior to serving as Associate General Counsel for Georgia State University for 10 years, Lombard was Corporate Counsel at UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company. She also held associate attorney positions in the Atlanta office of Thompson Hine and the D.C. Office of Epstein, Becker & Green. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree from Mercer University.
“We are thrilled to have Caroline serve as our first Executive Director and to lead and grow Julies Dream into the next chapter for our organization,” said Chad Harlan, founder of Julies Dream. “She brings with her a passion for serving others and for ministry, a love of the outdoors, and professional experience and skill set that will serve our partners and families well.”