Written by Raina Gars, 21CL Youth Ambassador, Pope High School, Class of 2017
I had the distinct honor of interviewing and speaking with one of the newest members to the Board of Directors, Ms. Yolanda Lewis. During our interview a few weeks ago, Ms. Lewis spoke to me about following her passions, the leadership qualities needed in today’s society, and what she hopes to give to 21st Century Leaders and its students.
Yolanda Lewis is the Superior Court Administrator and Chief Administrator for Fulton County. She works on the programmatic side of court where she is involved in over 15 justice related programs. Additionally, she supports 20 elected judges, manages 300 employees, and works with public elected officials for both the city, county and state.
She was born in a small town in Alabama where she attended University of South Alabama. She initially wanted to go into healthcare and nursing, but college helped her find her passion when she studied criminal justice and public administration. This passion led her to find her place in the Fulton County Court system in Atlanta. She felt that in the court, she had the ability to give back and participate in community service that could help provide opportunities for others.