Youth Villages stories

karolelloyd.jpgKarole Lloyd of Brookhaven, vice chair and southeast area managing partner for Ernst & Young, recently joined the Youth Villages national board of directors.

Lloyd has been the vice chair of knowledge and industry and a member of Ernst & Young’s Americas and US Executives Boards since 2009. She has served as the area industry leader for Ernst & Young’s financial services industry practice in the Southeast and as the office managing partner for the company’s Birmingham, Ala., office.

She is CPA-licensed in Georgia and Alabama and has more than 30 years of experience serving clients.

She is active in various civic organizations and educational institutions throughout the country, including Culverhouse School of Accountancy at the University of Alabama, Board of Visitors for the University of Alabama, President’s Advisory Cabinet for the University of Alabama, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce executive committee and board of directors, and Rotary Club of Atlanta. She is also a board member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Lloyd holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Lloyd and her husband, John, have three sons and a daughter-in-law.

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully through intensive in-home services, foster care and a transitional living program to help former foster youth make a successful transition into independent adulthood.

Youth Villages’ intensive in-home services program helps children and families where they need help most: in their own homes. By strengthening the entire family, the organization’s intensive in-home services program helps prevent children from being placed into foster care or residential treatment, and also helps children who have already been placed outside the home to reunify quickly and safely with a member of their birth family.

Youth Villages opened its Atlanta office in 2008. The Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus in Douglasville has been helping Georgia’s most troubled children and teens since 1962.

Named one of the Top 50 Nonprofits to Work For by Nonprofit Times and Best Companies Group in 2010 and 2011, Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations.

For more information about Youth Villages, visit, call Kate Cantrell, Youth Villages Georgia state manager, at (404) 320-2957or send her an e-mail at